Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 1/30/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-6) are traveling to Kohl Center on Sunday where they will go up against the Wisconsin Badgers (16-3).
The Minnesota Golden Gophers faced Ohio State and ended up losing by a score of 75-64 in their last contest. Minnesota finished the contest having earned a 43.6% FG percentage (24 out of 55) and made 8 out of their 24 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Golden Gophers knocked down 8 of their 11 shots for a rate of 72.7%. With regard to rebounding, they collected 22 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 16 assists in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and getting 1 steal. When talking about the defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 45.5% from the floor on 30 out of 66 shooting. Ohio State doled out 20 assists and had 1 steal in the matchup. Moreover, Ohio State snagged 44 rebounds (18 offensive, 26 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Ohio State went 88.9% from the charity stripe by making 8 of 9 shots. They made 7 out of their 27 attempts from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Golden Gophers walked away with 12 and Ohio State finished the game with 16 fouls.
Payton Willis is one player who played a role for the contest. He accumulated 12 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He shot 55.6% from the field and earned 7 dimes.
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Minnesota enters this matchup with a record of 11-6 so far this season. They have an average of 69.2 pts per contest (240th in Division 1) on 45.7% from the field. The Golden Gophers are connecting on 35.5% on shots from downtown (125 of 352) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Minnesota is pulling down 31.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 218 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 281st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 9.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 13.8 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Golden Gophers are able to force 10.9 turnovers per game and they draw 15.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 147th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 228 relinquished for the season. The Golden Gophers are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (439 of 1,013) and they relinquish 38.0 boards per game as a group. They surrender 28.6% on shots from distance and they are ranked 125th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.8).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wisconsin Badgers got the win with a final of 73-65 when they faced Nebraska. The Badgers were able to snag 32 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for this game. They also turned it over 10 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. Nebraska committed 16 fouls for this contest which got the Badgers to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.2%. With regard to shots from distance, Wisconsin knocked down 10 of their 22 tries (45.5%). When all was said and done, the Badgers ended up going 25 for 68 from the field which gave them a rate of 36.8%. The Badgers allowed Nebraska to make 22 of 55 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.0% in this game. They finished shooting 35.0% from distance by shooting 7 of 20 and ended up shooting 14 of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Wisconsin permitted Nebraska to snag 32 in all (1 on the offensive side).
Brad Davison was important for the Badgers for this contest. He converted 6 of 14 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 42.9%, and had 7 rebounds. He racked up 21 points in his 35 minutes on the court and added 4 dimes in the matchup.
Wisconsin has a win-loss mark of 16-3 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Badgers are hitting on 42.2% from the floor, which ranks 275th in the country. Wisconsin has totaled 1,382 points this season (72.7 per game) and they grab 35.8 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 11.6 times per game (288th in the nation) and they turn it over 8.5 times per game. The Badgers are committing 16.9 fouls every game and they connect on 75.5% from the charity stripe.
The Badgers are ranked 127th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 66.8. They have forced 12.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (230th in the country). The Wisconsin defense surrenders 33.9% from downtown (124 of 366) and their opponents are connecting on 65.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 11.5 dimes and 35.6 rebounds per contest, which is 96th and 231st in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Wisconsin and under the total points
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