Wisconsin Badgers vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 2/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
The Indiana Hoosiers (16-8) are welcoming the Wisconsin Badgers (19-5) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Tuesday.
The Wisconsin Badgers stepped onto the hardwood against Rutgers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-65 in their last contest. Wisconsin finished the game having earned a 47.3% FG percentage (26 of 55) and made 4 of 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Badgers converted 9 of 17 tries for a rate of 52.9%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 27 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning defending, Wisconsin allowed the other team to shoot 51.0% from the floor on 25 out of 49 shooting. Rutgers distributed 11 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. Moreover, Rutgers snagged 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Rutgers ended up going 88.9% from the free throw line by converting 16 of their 18 shots. They also made 7 out of their 12 tries from distance. In regard to personal fouls, the Badgers finished with 18 while Rutgers accounted for 20 personal fouls.
Tyler Wahl is a guy who was a major factor for the game. He finished the contest at 64.3% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. He recorded 23 points on 9 out of 14 shooting.
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Wisconsin enters this game with a mark of 19-5 on the season. They have an average of 70.9 points per contest (187th in college hoops) while shooting 42.2% from the field. The Badgers are shooting 31.2% on shots from beyond the arc (164 of 525) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Wisconsin is collecting 35.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 273 assists so far this year, which ranks 287th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 8.4 times per contest and as a group they commit 16.8 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Badgers are able to force 11.7 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 fouls. They give up 33.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 105th in the nation in points per game allowed (66.4). The Badgers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.7% (596 of 1,365) and they surrender 35.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 100th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 277 relinquished so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Indiana Hoosiers took a loss by a score of 76-61 when they faced Michigan State. The Hoosiers collected 22 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 32 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. Michigan State was called for 24 personal fouls for this contest which took the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 59.3%. In relation to three-point shots, Indiana knocked down 5 of their 21 tries (23.8%). When the game finished, the Hoosiers went 20 out of 59 from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.9%. The Hoosiers permitted Michigan State to convert 22 of their 51 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.1% for the matchup. They finished 35.0% from distance by going 7 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 25 of 28 from the charity stripe (89.3%). When discussing rebounding, Indiana permitted Michigan State to snag 39 in all (8 offensive).
Race Thompson was important for the Hoosiers in this matchup. He buried 5 of 10 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 14 rebounds. He tallied 13 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood, but wasn't able to tally an assist.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 16-8 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hoosiers are hitting on 45.9% from the floor, which is ranked 84th in college basketball. Indiana has scored 1,717 points for the year (71.5 per game) and they average 37.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 14.8 times per game (74th in college hoops) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest. The Hoosiers commit 17.0 fouls per contest and they hit 67.8% from the free throw line.
The Hoosiers defensively are ranked 40th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 63.8. They are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 37.6% from the floor (6th in Division 1). The Indiana defense gives up 30.9% on shots from beyond the arc (170 of 551) and opponents are knocking down 76.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 10.1 dimes and 33.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 24th and 119th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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