Rutgers vs Wisconsin Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/23/2020
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin -3.5
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to Kohl Center to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 3.5 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-9. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 69.8 points per contest while giving up 61.6 per game. Wisconsin has an overall mark of 16-10. They are averaging 66.5 points per contest and giving up 61.9, which is a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 16-8-2 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-13-1 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
01/29/20 G Kobe King Left Team is out for season
Ron Harper Jr. comes into this game averaging 11.9 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Geo Baker averages 10.4 points per contest in 28.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Nate Reuvers scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. D'Mitrik Trice averages 9.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 69.8 points per contest, which is 217th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 138th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 320th in the nation. They average 40.4 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 250th with 12.4 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 61.6 points per contest, which is 15th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 90th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 125th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 122nd place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 301st in the nation with 66.5 points per contest this season. They are 260th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 125th in the NCAA. They are 256th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.0 boards per contest and 250th in assists per game with 12.3. The Badgers are 346th in turnovers per contest with 10.3. The Badgers give up 61.9 points per game, which ranks them 17th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 69th and 230th in those defensive statistics. They rank 72nd with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 143rd with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Badgers are 28th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per contest this year.
The Scarlet Knights are 153rd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 259th in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 228th. As a team they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 306th in Division 1. Rutgers is 253rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 331st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 102.9, which is ranked 144th. They are 344th in D-1 in pace with 64.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 178th. As a unit they are 169th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 32nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rutgers +3.5
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