Wisconsin vs Michigan State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/17/2020
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State -9
The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Breslin Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Friday, January 17, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 9 point favorites.
Wisconsin comes into this game with an overall record of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 67.2 points per game while giving up 59.8 per contest. Michigan State has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 78.9 points per game and surrendering 64.1, good for a point differential of 14.8.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/22/19 F Micah Potter Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/15/20 G Kyle Ahrens Achilles is out indefinitely
Kobe King averages 10.7 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Nate Reuvers comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Xavier Tillman averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Cassius Winston averages 18.8 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 59.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 102nd and 232nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 46th, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 42nd in the nation. Wisconsin averages 67.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 281st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 190th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 194th in D-1. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 276th and 304th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 342nd with 10.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans surrender 64.1 points per contest, which ranks them 67th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 225th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest, and 62nd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 28th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game. Michigan State is 31st in the country with 78.9 points per game this year. They are 56th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 164th in the nation. They are 4th in the country in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 19.0. The Spartans are 246th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Badgers are 120th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.3. In terms of pace they are 347th in the country with 63.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 154th. As a team they are 120th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 52nd in Division 1. Wisconsin is 302nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 265th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 111.5, which is ranked 16th. They are 133rd in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 76th. As a unit they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 191st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State -9
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