Bradley Braves vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 3/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Bradley Braves vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Bradley (+3)
Kohl Center is the site where the Wisconsin Badgers (17-14) will try to defeat the Bradley Braves (25-9) on Tuesday. Bradley opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 128.
The Bradley Braves played Drake and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-51 in their last contest. Bradley ended having earned a 34.5% FG percentage (19 of 55) and converted 5 of their 19 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Braves made 8 of their 12 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding hauling in boards, they compiled 23 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 9 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 4 steals. In relation to defense, Bradley allowed the other team to shoot 56.0% from the floor on 28 out of 50 shooting. Drake distributed 11 dimes and had 4 steals in the game. On top of that, Drake had 34 boards (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Drake finished shooting 72.2% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 18 tries. They buried 8 out of their 14 tries from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Braves left the arena with 14 and Drake finished the game with 15 fouls.
Ja'Shon Henry is a guy who played a role for the game. He finished the game at 72.7% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He was on the hardwood for 29 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. He walked away with 17 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Bradley steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 25-9 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 11.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Bradley is pulling down 35.3 boards per contest and has tallied 456 assists on the year, which has them ranked 106th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Braves are shooting 35.9% from downtown (271 of 754) and 66.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 70.9 points per game (195th in D-1) while hitting 46.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Braves are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.9 fouls. They are conceding 31.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 15th in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.2). The Braves are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.5% (735 of 1,817) and they relinquish 31.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 56th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 358 surrendered on the season.
In their last game, the Wisconsin Badgers went home defeated by a final of 65-57 when they played Ohio State. The Badgers were able to corral 17 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 29 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 8 steals for the contest. Ohio State was called for 18 fouls in this game which took the Badgers to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to make 11 of those for a percentage of 61.1%. When discussing three-point attempts, Wisconsin knocked down 4 of 22 attempts (18.2%). In all, the Badgers finished shooting 21 out of 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.4%. The Badgers permitted Ohio State to make 23 out of 44 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 52.3% in this game. They finished shooting 46.2% from distance by going 6 of 13 and ended up going 13 out of 20 at the charity stripe (65.0%). In relation to rebounding, Wisconsin permitted Ohio State to collect 33 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Tyler Wahl ended up being a major contributor for the Badgers for the game. He knocked down 8 of 16 for this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and tallied 10 rebounds. He racked up 19 points in his 37 minutes on the court and accumulated 3 dimes for the game.
Wisconsin has a record of 17-14 this year. The Badgers are committing 16.0 personal fouls per contest and they hit 67.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 11.6 times per contest (303rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 8.7 times per contest. Wisconsin has tallied 2,013 pts so far this season (64.9 per game) and they pull down 31.2 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Badgers are connecting on 41.5% from the floor, which is 321st in college basketball.
The Badgers defensively are ranked 30th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 63.8. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (235th in college basketball). The Wisconsin defense surrenders 32.3% on shots from distance (191 of 592) and their opponents are converting on 68.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 10.3 dimes and 35.3 rebounds per game, ranking them 19th and 264th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wisconsin (-3)
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