Wisconsin Badgers vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin (-4)
The Wisconsin Badgers (3-0) travel to Fiserv Forum on Friday where they'll meet the Marquette Golden Eagles (2-1). Wisconsin opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 137.
Wisconsin will enter this matchup with a mark of 3-0 for the year. The Badgers are hitting 41.9% on shots from beyond the arc (26 of 62) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 83.7 points per contest (62nd in D-1) while shooting 50.3% from the field. They cough up possession 8.0 times per game and as a group they commit 16.3 fouls per game. As a team, Wisconsin is collecting 39.7 rebounds per contest and has totaled 51 dimes for the season, which ranks 53rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. Defensively, the Badgers are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.3 personal fouls. The Badgers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 32.4% (57 of 176) and they relinquish 32.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 62nd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 20 relinquished this season. They are giving up 30.0% on 3-pointers and they are 26th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (55.7).
The Wisconsin Badgers stepped onto the hardwood against the Green Bay Phoenix and notched a win by a score of 82-42 in their last game. Wisconsin ended having earned a 55.7% FG percentage (34 out of 61) and knocked down 9 of their 20 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Badgers knocked down 5 of 6 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 18 assists for the game while getting 4 steals and 7 blocked shots. Concerning defense, Wisconsin allowed their opponent to shoot 55.7% from the field on 34 out of 61. Green Bay dished out 5 assists and 3 steals in this game. Moreover, the Phoenix snagged 22 rebounds (4 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Green Bay finished the contest at 53.8% from the free throw line by making 7 of their 13 tries. They buried 3 of their 17 tries from distance.
Micah Potter is a guy who was a factor for this game. He scored 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He played 24 mins played and also collected 8 boards. Potter finished the game shooting 75.0% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of minutes in this game for the Badgers was Aleem Ford. He pulled down 3 boards and had 2 assists. He ended up going 55.6% from the field in this matchup by going 5-of-9 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Ford was on the court for 23 minutes.
Marquette has a win-loss mark of 2-1 for the year. The Golden Eagles commit 19.7 personal fouls per game and they connect on 68.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 16.0 times per game (75th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 17.7 times per game. Marquette has accounted for 236 pts on the year (78.7 per contest) and they collect 46.7 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Eagles are shooting 43.0% from the floor, which is 235th in the country. The Golden Eagles are ranked 43rd in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 59.0. They are able to force 15.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 31.6% from the floor (12th in college basketball). The Marquette defense concedes 24.2% on 3-point attempts (15 of 62) and their opposition makes 71.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 10.0 dimes and 34.3 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 57th and 107th in college basketball.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Marquette Golden Eagles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-62 when they played the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Golden Eagles were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this contest. They also rejected 4 tries while earning 7 steals for this contest. The Cowboys committed 17 fouls for the contest which got the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throws for a clip of 66.7%. In reference to 3-point shots, Marquette converted 8 out of their 29 attempts (27.6%). In all, the Golden Eagles shot 20 for 59 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.9%. The Golden Eagles permitted the Cowboys to knock down 25 of 60 tries from the field which had them sitting at 41.7% for this contest. They finished 27.8% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 5 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Marquette permitted Oklahoma State to get 30 in all (5 offensive).
Koby McEwen played big minutes for the Golden Eagles in this contest. He converted 6 out of 15 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 40.0%, which got him 21 points. McEwen snagged 4 rebounds in his 38 minutes and earned 4 assists in the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Marquette was Jamal Cain. He was able to score 13 points in 33 minutes on the court by going 5 of 14 from the floor in this game. Cain ended up shooting 35.7% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 13 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wisconsin (-4)
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