Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Gainbridge Fieldhouse is where the Wisconsin Badgers (24-6) will attempt to beat the Michigan State Spartans (21-11) on Friday.
The Michigan State Spartans played Maryland and went home with a win by a final score of 76-72 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Spartans ended up finishing with 17 while Maryland accounted for 15 fouls. They made 9 of 29 shots from downtown. Maryland ended up shooting 72.2% at the charity stripe by making 13 of their 18 tries. On top of that, Maryland snagged 29 boards (8 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Maryland doled out 17 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. In terms of defense, Michigan State allowed 39.1% from the field on 25 out of 64 shooting. They also doled out 15 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 35 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Spartans buried 13 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 81.3%. Michigan State ended having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (27 of 54) and knocked down 9 of their 19 three-point attempts.
Max Christie is a player who was important in the matchup. He totaled 16 points on 4 out of 6 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes played and also collected 6 rebounds. He went 66.7% from the floor and also distributed 2 dimes.
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Michigan State will play this contest with a mark of 21-11 so far this year. They average 72.3 pts per game (151st in the nation) while shooting 45.7% from the floor. The Spartans are shooting 38.7% on shots from 3-point land (236 of 610) and 74.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Michigan State is collecting 37.2 boards per contest and has earned 510 dimes so far this year, which ranks 18th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.6 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.8 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Spartans are able to force 10.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.1 fouls. They relinquish 31.2% on 3-point shots while they are 156th in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.4). The Spartans defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.7% (794 of 1,906) and they surrender 32.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 234th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 412 relinquished so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wisconsin Badgers took a loss by a score of 74-73 when they played Nebraska. The Badgers collected 20 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in the game. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. Nebraska committed 19 fouls in the matchup which took the Badgers to the charity stripe for 25 shots. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Wisconsin knocked down 5 out of their 23 tries (21.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Badgers finished the game shooting 24 for 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.0%. The Badgers permitted Nebraska to bury 29 of 54 tries from the field which had them shooting 53.7% in the game. They shot 27.8% from downtown by connecting on 5 of 18 and finished the game at 11 out of 14 from the charity stripe (78.6%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Wisconsin permitted Nebraska to get 24 in total (5 offensive).
Tyler Wahl pitched in for the Badgers for the contest. He recorded 13 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist for this contest. He converted 4 of 10 for the contest for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
Wisconsin has a record of 24-6 on the season. The Badgers are committing 16.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.0 times per game (319th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 8.6 times per contest. Wisconsin has 2,129 points on the year (71.0 per game) and they pull in 35.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Badgers are shooting 42.7% from the field, which is 260th in college basketball.
The Badgers on the defensive end are ranked 103rd in the nation in points given up per game with 66.5. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (212th in D-1). The Wisconsin defense surrenders 32.7% on 3-pointers (190 of 581) and their opponents are making 67.7% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 11.5 assists and 34.6 rebounds every game, which is 89th and 175th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan State
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