Wisconsin Badgers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Jersey Mike's Arena in Piscataway, NJ
Jersey Mike's Arena is where the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (16-11) will attempt to beat the Wisconsin Badgers (22-5) on Saturday.
The Wisconsin Badgers stepped onto the hardwood against Minnesota and notched a win by a score of 68-67 in their last game. Wisconsin ended the game having earned a 51.1% FG percentage (24 out of 47) and converted 5 out of their 14 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Badgers converted 15 of their 22 shots for a rate of 68.2%. With regard to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 15 assists for the matchup while creating 5 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When talking about defending, Wisconsin allowed the other team to go 46.0% from the field on 23 of 50 shooting. Minnesota doled out 18 assists and had 4 steals in this game. Additionally, Minnesota grabbed 18 boards (3 offensive, 15 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Minnesota ended up going 68.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of 19 shots. They also made 8 of 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. In regard to fouls, the Badgers ended up walking away with 18 and Minnesota recorded 20 fouls.
Steven Crowl is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He walked away with 20 points on 7 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 31 mins and also pulled down 7 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 77.8% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist.
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Wisconsin comes into this one with a mark of 22-5 this year. They are averaging 71.1 points per outing (180th in college basketball) while shooting 42.8% from the field. The Badgers are connecting on 31.2% on 3-point shots (177 of 568) and 74.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Wisconsin is pulling down 35.2 rebounds per contest and has earned 303 dimes so far this year, which is 291st in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 8.7 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.8 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Badgers are able to force 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 96th in college basketball in opponents PPG (66.4). The Badgers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.4% (669 of 1,540) and they relinquish 34.6 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 133rd in college hoops in giving up assists with 320 relinquished for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights took a loss by a final score of 71-62 against Michigan. In reference to how they rebounded, Rutgers permitted Michigan to grab 35 overall (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 31.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 of 22 and ended up going 10 out of 10 from the charity stripe (100.0%). The Scarlet Knights allowed Michigan to convert 27 of their 58 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 46.6% in the matchup. Overall, the Scarlet Knights ended up going 27 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.9%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Rutgers knocked down 2 out of their 12 attempts (16.7%). They were able to convert 6 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Michigan was called for 8 fouls in the game which took the Scarlet Knights to the charity stripe for a total of 7 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Scarlet Knights were able to corral 23 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 in this game.
Clifford Omoruyi ended up having an impact for the Scarlet Knights in the game. He earned 17 points in his 33 mins of playing time, but didn't get an assist. He converted 8 out of 9 for the matchup for a rate of 88.9%, and had 3 rebounds.
Rutgers has a record of 16-11 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Scarlet Knights are hitting on 44.1% from the floor, which ranks them 188th in the nation. Rutgers has totaled 1,845 pts on the season (68.3 per contest) and they grab 35.9 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 15.5 times per game (44th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per contest. The Scarlet Knights commit 15.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 71.4% from the charity stripe.
The Scarlet Knights on defense are ranked 72nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 65.5. They are able to force 12.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (89th in college basketball). The Rutgers defense concedes 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (209 of 611) and opponents are converting on 71.2% of their free throw attempts. They concede 12.5 dimes and 33.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 168th and 127th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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