Penn State Nittany Lions vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
The Penn State Nittany Lions (9-9) are hitting the road to Kohl Center on Saturday where they will meet the Wisconsin Badgers (17-4).
The Penn State Nittany Lions played Iowa and earned the victory with a final of 90-86 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Nittany Lions ended up walking away with 23 and Iowa recorded 22 personal fouls. They made 11 of 31 attempts from beyond the arc. Iowa ended up shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by burying 21 of their 28 attempts. Moreover, Iowa grabbed 42 boards (14 offensive, 28 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Iowa dished out 17 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. In the matter of the defense, Penn State allowed their opponent to shoot 35.1% from the floor on 27 of 77 shooting. They also distributed 12 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With respect to rebounding, they earned 52 with 14 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nittany Lions buried 18 of 24 shots for a rate of 75.0%. Penn State ended with a 44.6% FG percentage (33 out of 74) and buried 6 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc.
Greg Lee is one guy who came through for this game. He was able to score 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting. He played 27 minutes and also grabbed 8 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 85.7% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes.
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Penn State comes into this one with a record of 9-9 for the year. They are averaging 66.4 pts per game (303rd in the country) while going 43.5% from the floor. The Nittany Lions are connecting on 33.0% on shots from distance (142 of 430) and 73.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Penn State is grabbing 36.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 223 assists for the year, which is 306th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.7 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Nittany Lions are able to force 9.3 turnovers every game while drawing 15.4 personal fouls. They are 96th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 235 conceded for the year. The Nittany Lions are giving up a FG percentage of 41.6% (433 of 1,042) and they surrender 32.2 boards per contest as a group. They are conceding 35.0% on 3-point shots and they are 118th in college hoops in PPG allowed (66.6).
In their last game, the Wisconsin Badgers took a defeat with a final score of 80-67 against Illinois. In regard to attacking the glass, Wisconsin allowed Illinois to pull down 35 in all (7 on the offensive side). They went 31.8% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 22 and finished the game at 9 of 18 from the free throw line (50.0%). The Badgers allowed Illinois to convert 32 of their 62 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.6% in the game. When the game finished, the Badgers walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 68 from the field which had them shooting 38.2%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Wisconsin converted 3 out of 24 attempts (12.5%). They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Illinois had 14 personal fouls for this contest which took the Badgers to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They also coughed it up 6 times, while earning 3 steals in this contest. The Badgers collected 26 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 38 in this contest.
Johnny Davis ended up being a factor for the Badgers in this matchup. He accumulated 22 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 2 assists for the contest. He knocked down 5 out of 19 for the game for a rate of 26.3%, and had 15 rebounds.
Wisconsin has a record of 17-4 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Badgers are connecting on 42.0% from the field, which ranks 285th in college basketball. Wisconsin has earned 1,515 pts for the season (72.1 per game) and they pull down 35.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 11.2 times per game (308th in the country) and they cough up possession 8.3 times per game. The Badgers have committed 17.0 fouls per game and they go 75.9% from the free throw line.
The Badgers defensively are ranked 131st in the nation in PPG given up with 67.1. They are forcing 11.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the field (256th in Division 1). The Wisconsin defense gives up 33.7% on 3-pointers (137 of 406) and their opposition makes 65.4% of their free throw attempts. They concede 11.6 assists and 35.3 boards per game, ranking them 99th and 220th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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