Indiana Hoosiers vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 1/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+8)
Kohl Center is the site where and the Wisconsin Badgers (9-2) will play the Indiana Hoosiers (7-4) on Thursday. The line on this game has Wisconsin as 8-point favorites. The total opens at 127.5.
Indiana enters this one with a record of 7-4 so far this season. The Hoosiers are shooting 32.7% on shots from distance (65 of 199) and 68.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.8 pts per contest (198th in the nation) while connecting on 45.8% from the field. They turn the ball over 12.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 35.1 boards per game and has tallied 155 dimes this season, which is 55th in the country in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Hoosiers are able to force 13.9 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 fouls. The Hoosiers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.5% (254 of 627) and they relinquish 35.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 205th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 116 surrendered so far this year. They relinquish 30.7% on 3-point shots while they are 64th in D-1 in PPG allowed (64.5).
The Indiana Hoosiers took the court against the Maryland Terrapins and took home the win by a score of 63-55 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the contest having earned a 37.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 59) and buried 4 out of their 22 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Hoosiers converted 15 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 37 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 assists in this contest in addition to having 4 steals and 3 blocked shots. In the matter of defense, Indiana allowed the other team to go 37.3% from the field on 22 out of 59 shooting. Maryland dished out 8 assists and had 4 steals for this game. In addition, the Terrapins snagged 32 rebounds (6 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Maryland finished 53.3% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of 15 tries. They also made 7 of 25 attempts from distance.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He had 22 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins played and snagged 15 boards. Jackson-Davis went 50.0% from the field and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this contest for the Hoosiers was Race Thompson. He snagged 11 boards and collected 2 assists. He shot 57.1% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 4-of-7 (13 points). At the conclusion of this game, Thompson played 35 min.
Wisconsin has a record of 9-2 for the campaign. Wisconsin has scored 838 pts for the campaign (76.2 per game) and they collect 34.7 boards per contest. The Badgers are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.9% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Badgers are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which ranks them 104th in the country. They are assisting teammates 14.5 times per contest (117th in the country) and they are turning it over 8.3 times per game. The Badgers are ranked 21st in D-1 in PPG given up with 60.5. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 37.9% from the floor (20th in college basketball). The Wisconsin defense gives up 32.5% on 3-point attempts (66 of 203) and opponents are making 73.1% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 10.5 dimes and 32.6 total boards per game, which has them ranked 41st and 79th in college basketball.
The last time they took the court, the Wisconsin Badgers took home the win by a final score of 71-59 when they faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Badgers snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the contest. They also turned away 3 tries while earning 3 steals for the contest. The Golden Gophers committed 15 fouls in this game which got the Badgers to the free throw line for a total of 8 shots. They were able to make 5 of those for a percentage of 62.5%. When discussing three-point attempts, Wisconsin knocked down 6 of their 15 tries (40.0%). When the game finished, the Badgers shot 30 out of 59 from the floor which had them shooting 50.8%. The Badgers allowed the Golden Gophers to make 20 of their 64 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 31.3% in this matchup. They went 22.6% from distance via 7 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Wisconsin allowed Minnesota to snag 38 overall (15 on the offensive glass).
Micah Potter ended up being a major contributor for the Badgers in this game. He knocked down 8 of 15 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which gave him 18 points. Potter collected 11 rebounds in his 26 minutes and added 2 assists for the game. Another guy that was pivotal for Wisconsin was D'Mitrik Trice. He ended up scoring 14 points in 33 minutes played via 6 out of 11 from the floor for the matchup. Trice walked away from this one going 54.5% from the field and also totaling 5 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+8)
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