Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 3/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Kohl Center is the site where the Wisconsin Badgers (24-5) will attempt to defeat the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-21) on Sunday.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers stepped onto the hardwood against Ohio State and notched a win by a score of 78-70 in their last game. Nebraska wrapped up the contest with a 49.1% FG percentage (27 out of 55) and made 9 of their 23 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cornhuskers converted 15 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned 28 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 12 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In reference to defending, Nebraska let their opponent shoot 38.6% from the field on 22 out of 57 shooting. Ohio State doled out 10 dimes and had 2 steals for this contest. On top of that, Ohio State grabbed 33 rebounds (11 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Ohio State finished 79.2% when shooting free throws by burying 19 of their 24 attempts. They also buried 7 of their 24 tries from distance. In relation to fouls, the Cornhuskers walked away with 20 while Ohio State recorded 17 fouls.
Bryce McGowens is one guy who played a role for the matchup. He finished the game at 53.3% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended. He played 37 minutes played and collected 4 rebounds. He left the arena with 26 points on 8 of 15 shooting.
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Nebraska comes into this game with a mark of 9-21 so far this season. They are giving up possession 12.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Nebraska is snagging 33.3 boards per game and has totaled 390 dimes for the campaign, which is 166th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Cornhuskers are shooting 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc (216 of 668) and 72.6% from the free throw line. They average 73.4 points per contest (125th in D-1) while shooting 44.1% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Cornhuskers are forcing 13.5 turnovers every game while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They surrender 35.1% on shots from downtown while they are 350th in the country in points per game allowed (79.0). The Cornhuskers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.8% (852 of 1,903) and they surrender 40.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 307th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 430 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wisconsin Badgers walked away with a victory by a final of 70-67 when they played Purdue. The Badgers were able to pull down 22 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 29 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. Purdue committed 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Badgers to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 91.7%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Wisconsin buried 7 of their 22 attempts (31.8%). Overall, the Badgers walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 61 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.6%. The Badgers allowed Purdue to make 24 of 56 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.9% for the matchup. They finished shooting 38.1% from three-point range by going 8 of 21 and ended up going 11 of 20 from the charity stripe (55.0%). In regard to rebounds, Wisconsin allowed Purdue to snag 33 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Tyler Wahl was important for the Badgers for this contest. He made 8 of 14 in this game giving him a rate of 57.1%, and had 2 rebounds. He recorded 19 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists for the contest.
Wisconsin has a record of 24-5 on the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Badgers are shooting 42.8% from the floor, which is 256th in college hoops. Wisconsin has accumulated 2,056 pts on the campaign (70.9 per contest) and they grab 35.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.1 times per game (317th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 8.6 times per contest. The Badgers have committed 16.8 fouls per game and they hit 74.6% from the free throw line.
The Wisconsin defense concedes 32.9% on 3-point attempts (185 of 563) and their opponents are converting on 67.3% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.6 assists and 34.8 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 101st and 199th in college hoops. The Badgers are ranked 88th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66.2. They have forced 11.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.5% from the floor (203rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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