South Dakota Coyotes vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Dakota Coyotes vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Kohl Center is the location where the Wisconsin Badgers (25-8 last year) will go up against the South Dakota Coyotes (19-12 last season) on Monday.
The South Dakota Coyotes played South Dakota State and went home with a loss by a final score of 83-60 in their last contest of last year. South Dakota walked away from the game with a 44.6% field goal percentage (25 of 56) and converted 5 of their 20 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Coyotes made 5 of 9 tries for a percentage of 55.6%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they earned 16 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 9 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. Pertaining to defense, South Dakota allowed 59.6% from the floor on 31 of 52 shooting. South Dakota State totaled 14 dimes and had 4 steals in the game. On top of that, South Dakota State grabbed 31 rebounds (4 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. South Dakota State finished the game at 76.5% at the charity stripe by making 13 of their 17 attempts. They also knocked down 8 out of their 19 attempts from 3-point land. Regarding fouls, the Coyotes ended up with 12 and South Dakota State finished the game with 15 fouls.
Kruz Perrott-Hunt is one player who came through in this game. He ended up going 53.8% from the field and earned 2 assists. He was on the court for 34 mins but concluded the game with no rebounds. He accounted for 19 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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South Dakota will play this contest after finishing with a win-loss mark of 19-12 last year. They averaged 75.1 points per outing (67th in Division 1) while going 46.6% from the field. The Coyotes hit on 37.4% on 3-pointers (221 of 591) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a basketball team, South Dakota pulled down 34.4 rebounds per game and earned 370 dimes throughout last year, which ranked 264th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They gave up possession 10.0 times per game and as a unit committed 17.6 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Coyotes were able to force 11.0 turnovers every game and they drew 19.0 fouls. They relinquished 36.2% on shots from distance and they were 228th in D-1 in opponents PPG (70.9). The Coyotes defensively gave up a FG percentage of 45.3% (777 of 1,716) and they conceded 30.6 boards per contest as a basketball team. They were ranked 9th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 297 surrendered last season.
The last time they took the hardwood last season, the Wisconsin Badgers took a defeat with a final score of 54-49 when they faced Iowa State. When it comes to rebounds, Wisconsin allowed Iowa State to collect 32 overall (7 offensive). They shot 21.4% from beyond the arc by connecting on 3 of 14 and finished the contest at 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). The Badgers allowed Iowa State to knock down 20 of their 58 attempts from the floor which had them at 34.5% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Badgers shot 14 out of 47 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 29.8%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Wisconsin made 2 of 22 tries (9.1%). They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a rate of 76.0%. Iowa State committed 25 fouls in this contest which took the Badgers to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Badgers were able to snag 27 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 33 in this game.
Brad Davison ended up being a major contributor for the Badgers for this contest. He converted 3 out of 7 for the game giving him a rate of 42.9%, and added 4 rebounds. He totaled 12 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and tallied 4 dimes in the matchup.
Wisconsin had a win-loss mark of 25-8 last season. As an offensive team, the Badgers hit 42.2% from the field, which was ranked 276th in the nation. Wisconsin accounted for 2,308 points last season (69.9 per contest) and they pulled in 35.0 boards per contest. They dished out assists 11.1 times per game (314th in college basketball) and they coughed up possession 8.7 times per game. The Badgers were responsible for committing 16.8 fouls per game and they hit 74.3% from the charity stripe.
The Wisconsin defense gave up 32.5% on shots from beyond the arc (204 of 628) and their opposition made 68.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquished 11.5 dimes and 34.9 rebounds per contest, which was ranked 96th and 191st in those categories on the defensive end. The Badgers defensively were ranked 76th in D-1 in PPG given up with 66.0. They were able to force 11.4 TO's every game and let teams shoot 43.5% from the floor (195th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take South Dakota
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