Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 11/6/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas State (+15)
The Wisconsin Badgers (20-15 last year) host the Arkansas State Red Wolves (13-20 last season) at Kohl Center on Monday. Arkansas State opens this game as 15-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 131.5.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves stepped onto the hardwood against Troy and took a loss by a score of 63-59 in their last contest. Arkansas State finished the contest with a 44.2% FG percentage (23 of 52) and knocked down 6 out of their 14 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Red Wolves converted 7 of 9 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 25 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Pertaining to defense, Arkansas State allowed the other team to shoot 35.0% from the floor on 21 of 60 shooting. Troy distributed 9 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. Additionally, Troy grabbed 35 rebounds (13 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Troy walked away from this one shooting 78.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 19 tries. They also made 6 out of their 20 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of personal fouls, the Red Wolves ended up with 16 while Troy totaled 14 personal fouls.
Markise Davis is someone who played a role in this contest. He accounted for 21 points on 9 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and also snagged 4 boards. He ended up shooting 75.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Arkansas State steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a mark of 13-20 last year. They turned it over 11.7 times per contest and as a unit committed 16.8 personal fouls per game. As a squad, Arkansas State grabbed 33.6 boards per game and accounted for 433 assists over the course of last season, which ranked 162nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Red Wolves hit on 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (209 of 593) and 67.7% from the free throw line. They had an average of 65.7 points per game (322nd in Division 1) while going 43.2% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Red Wolves forced 11.6 turnovers every game and they drew 16.6 fouls. They were ranked 89th in college basketball in allowing assists 378 relinquished throughout last season. The Red Wolves gave up a field goal percentage of 43.8% (778 of 1,776) and they surrendered 33.1 boards per game as a group. They gave up 36.7% from beyond the arc and they were 101st in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.6).
For their last game, the Wisconsin Badgers took a defeat with a final score of 56-54 against North Texas. In regard to attacking the glass, Wisconsin allowed North Texas to get 28 in total (5 on the offensive side). They finished 30.4% from downtown by shooting 7 of 23 and ended up going 7 out of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Badgers allowed North Texas to convert 21 of their 48 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.8% in this game. When the game finished, the Badgers finished 21 out of 56 from the floor which had them at 37.5%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Wisconsin made 8 out of their 25 tries (32.0%). They were able to knock down 4 of them for a rate of 50.0%. North Texas earned 13 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Badgers to the free throw line for 8 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. The Badgers pulled down 22 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for this contest.
Chucky Hepburn pitched in for the Badgers for this game. He tallied 15 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and accounted for 4 dimes in this contest. He made 5 out of 13 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 38.5%, and had 1 rebound.
Wisconsin had a record of 20-15 last season. The Badgers were responsible for committing 15.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 69.1% from the charity stripe. They assisted teammates 11.6 times per contest (303rd in the nation) and they turned the ball over 8.6 times per game. Wisconsin totaled 2,284 points over the course of last year (65.3 per game) and they collected 31.7 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Badgers hit 41.4% from the field, which had them ranked 322nd in college hoops.
The Badgers on the defensive side of the court were 30th in college basketball in points given up per game with 63.6. They were able to force 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 44.4% from the field (222nd in Division 1). The Wisconsin defense surrendered 31.6% on shots from distance (217 of 686) and their opponents made 67.2% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 10.2 dimes and 35.1 boards per game, which was ranked 19th and 243rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arkansas State (+15)
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