Wisconsin Badgers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 1/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Monday, January 3, 2022
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
The Wisconsin Badgers (10-2) are hitting the road to Mackey Arena on Monday where they will take on the Purdue Boilermakers (12-1).
The Wisconsin Badgers stepped onto the hardwood against Illinois State and walked away with a win by a score of 89-85 in their last contest. Wisconsin wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.4% field goal percentage (28 out of 66) and knocked down 8 of their 20 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Badgers made 25 of their 32 attempts for a rate of 78.1%. In regard to rebounding, they collected a total of 39 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 assists in this contest as well as forcing 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In terms of defending, Wisconsin allowed the other team to go 50.8% from the floor on 30 out of 59 shooting. Illinois State totaled 12 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Illinois State totaled 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Illinois State walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 22 shots. They buried 9 out of their 21 tries from 3-point range. Regarding fouls, the Badgers ended up with 19 while Illinois State had 28 fouls.
Steven Crowl is a player who was a factor for this game. He recorded 21 points on 7 out of 8 shooting. He played 27 minutes played and also pulled down 9 boards. He shot 87.5% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes.
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Wisconsin will play this game with a mark of 10-2 so far this season. They have an average of 70.3 points per outing (224th in D-1) while connecting on 40.4% from the floor. The Badgers are hitting 30.4% on three-point shots (82 of 270) and 76.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Wisconsin is collecting 36.5 rebounds per contest and has racked up 121 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 331st in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 8.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.5 fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Badgers are able to force 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.6 fouls. They currently rank 38th in college hoops in giving up assists with 120 surrendered on the season. The Badgers are giving up a FG percentage of 41.9% (284 of 677) and they surrender 36.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 33.2% on 3-pointers and they rank 68th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (63.2).
When they last played, the Purdue Boilermakers walked away with a victory by a final of 104-90 against Nicholls State. The Boilermakers corralled 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 35 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while earning 3 steals in the matchup. Nicholls State was called for 27 personal fouls for the contest which took the Boilermakers to the free throw line for 27 tries. They were able to bury 20 of them for a rate of 74.1%. In terms of 3-point shots, Purdue knocked down 14 of their 29 tries (48.3%). When the game finished, the Boilermakers went 35 for 61 from the floor which had them shooting 57.4%. The Boilermakers permitted Nicholls State to make 35 of their 73 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.9% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 45.7% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 16 of 35 and finished the contest at 4 of 9 at the charity stripe (44.4%). When talking about rebounds, Purdue allowed Nicholls State to get 29 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Zach Edey ended up having an impact for the Boilermakers for this contest. He knocked down 7 of 8 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 87.5%, and had 5 rebounds. He tallied 21 points in his 16 mins of playing time and accumulated 4 assists for the contest.
Purdue has a mark of 12-1 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Boilermakers are hitting on 51.6% from the field, which is 3rd in college basketball. Purdue has accumulated 1,134 points on the season (87.2 per contest) and they pull down 41.7 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 18.8 times per contest (9th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest. The Boilermakers are committing 14.1 fouls every game while shooting 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Boilermakers on defense are ranked 119th in college basketball in PPG given up with 66.0. They are forcing their opponents into 11.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the floor (83rd in college basketball). The Purdue defense gives up 32.5% on shots from 3-point land (113 of 348) and their opposition makes 68.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 12.8 assists and 27.3 rebounds per game, which is 199th and 1st in D-1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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