Wisconsin vs Penn State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Penn State -4.5
The Wisconsin Badgers head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 4.5 point favorites.
Wisconsin comes into this game with an overall record of 9-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 68.5 points per game while giving up 60.9 per contest. Penn State has an overall mark of 12-3. They are averaging 79.7 points per contest and giving up 67.7, which is a point differential of 12.0.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-8-0 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-6-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-6-0 against the over/under this year
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 Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kobe King averages 10.9 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. Nate Reuvers comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per night. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Myreon Jones averages 14.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Lamar Stevens scores 16.1 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 60.9 points per contest which is 26th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 135th and 266th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 41st, and they allow 10.3 assists per game which puts them in 42nd place in D-1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in Division 1. Wisconsin averages 68.5 points per contest, which is 252nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 186th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 183rd in the nation. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 259th and 298th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 336th with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions give up 67.7 points per game, which ranks them 148th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 56th and 258th in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 263rd with 37.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 272nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest. Penn State is 29th in the country with 79.7 points per contest this season. They are 131st in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 12.0. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 273rd in the country. They are 25th in the nation in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 52nd in assists per game with 15.4. The Nittany Lions are 255th in turnovers per contest with 12.7.
The Badgers are 103rd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.3. In terms of pace they are 344th in the country with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 145th. As a team they are 111th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 51st in Division 1. Wisconsin is 288th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 308th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 107.9, which is ranked 62nd. They are 43rd in D-1 in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 131st. As a unit they are 145th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 97th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Wisconsin +4.5 and over 133 total points
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