Western Michigan Broncos vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 12/30/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
TV: Youtube TV
The Wisconsin Badgers (9-2) welcome the Western Michigan Broncos (4-8) at Kohl Center on Friday.
The Western Michigan Broncos played Siena Heights Saints and notched a win by a score of 61-41 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Broncos finished with 17 and Siena Heights Saints accounted for 13 personal fouls. They also converted 1 of 17 shots from downtown. Siena Heights Saints walked away from this one shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 18 attempts. In addition, Siena Heights Saints had 30 rebounds (12 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Siena Heights Saints earned 6 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. With respect to defense, Western Michigan allowed the other team to go 25.5% from the floor on 14 of 55 shooting. They also dished out 13 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and having 2 steals. When discussing rebounding, they collected 46 with 15 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Broncos made 6 of 12 tries for a rate of 50.0%. Western Michigan walked away from the game with a 39.0% field goal percentage (23 of 59) and knocked down 9 of their 29 three-point attempts.
Owen Lobsinger is one player who played a role for this game. He ended up finishing with 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting. He saw the court for 17 minutes played and also totaled 2 rebounds. He finished shooting 66.7% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Western Michigan enters this one with a mark of 4-8 on the season. They are averaging 68.6 points per outing (276th in the nation) while connecting on 44.1% from the field. The Broncos are hitting 32.9% on 3-pointers (94 of 286) and 69.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Western Michigan is snagging 39.4 boards per game and has accounted for 157 assists on the year, which is 256th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per game and as a group are committing 14.8 fouls every game.
On defense, the Broncos have forced 10.4 turnovers per game while drawing 13.4 fouls. They rank 257th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 174 conceded for the campaign. The Broncos defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.9% (301 of 671) and they relinquish 29.3 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 34.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 152nd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (67.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wisconsin Badgers got the win with a final of 78-56 against Lehigh. The Badgers collected 22 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 32 in this matchup. They gave up possession 9 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. Lehigh was called for 11 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Badgers to the charity stripe for a total of 8 shots. They were able to convert 5 of the free throw tries for a clip of 62.5%. Regarding shots from distance, Wisconsin converted 11 of their 21 attempts (52.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Badgers went 31 for 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.7%. The Badgers allowed Lehigh to knock down 25 out of their 51 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 49.0% in the matchup. They shot 28.6% from 3-point land by shooting 4 of 14 and ended up going 2 of 2 at the free throw line (100.0%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Wisconsin allowed Lehigh to grab 20 in all (3 on the offensive glass).
Steven Crowl ended up being a major contributor for the Badgers in this matchup. He racked up 15 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 4 assists in the game. He knocked down 6 of 11 in this matchup giving him a rate of 54.5%, and had 5 rebounds.
Wisconsin has a record of 9-2 this season. The Badgers have committed 16.0 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 70.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.0 times per contest (232nd in the country) and they cough up possession 10.3 times per game. Wisconsin has tallied 751 pts this year (68.3 per contest) and they grab 33.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Badgers are shooting 42.3% from the field, which has them ranked 291st in college hoops.
The Wisconsin defense allows 28.8% on shots from beyond the arc (67 of 233) and their opposition makes 65.1% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 10.0 assists and 35.1 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 31st and 233rd in the country. The Badgers on the defensive side of the court are 25th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 60.8. They are forcing 13.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the floor (111th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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