Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 1/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
TV: Youtube TV
Kohl Center is where the Wisconsin Badgers (11-3) will attempt to beat the Michigan State Spartans (11-4) on Tuesday.
The Michigan State Spartans faced Michigan and went home with a win by a final score of 59-53 in their last contest. Michigan State finished the contest having earned a 37.5% FG percentage (21 of 56) and converted 6 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Spartans converted 11 of their 13 attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 35 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 12 assists in this game in addition to creating 9 turnovers and having 2 steals. In relation to the defense, Michigan State allowed their opponent to shoot 34.5% from the field on 19 of 55 shooting. Michigan distributed 8 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Moreover, Michigan grabbed 29 boards (3 offensive, 26 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Michigan went 75.0% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of 16 attempts. They also knocked down 3 out of their 20 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Spartans ended up with 19 and Michigan recorded 18 fouls.
Malik Hall is one guy who was a factor in this game. He recorded 15 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 23 minutes played and also pulled down 3 boards. He went 55.6% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Michigan State steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 11-4 this year. They are turning it over 11.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Michigan State is grabbing 38.1 boards per contest and has accounted for 249 dimes for the season, which is 61st in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Spartans are hitting 37.1% on three-point attempts (111 of 299) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. They average 70.4 pts per game (214th in Division 1) on 44.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Spartans are forcing 10.2 turnovers per game and they draw 16.4 fouls. They are 133rd in D-1 in giving up assists with 189 surrendered on the campaign. The Spartans defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.8% (351 of 882) and they concede 33.5 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 29.2% on 3-pointers while they are 75th in college basketball in opponents points per game (64.9).
The last time they took the court, the Wisconsin Badgers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-69 when they faced Illinois. In regard to rebounding, Wisconsin permitted Illinois to collect 37 in all (7 offensive). They shot 52.6% from downtown by connecting on 10 out of 19 and ended up going 19 of 26 from the charity stripe (73.1%). The Badgers permitted Illinois to convert 25 of their 53 attempts from the field which had them shooting 47.2% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Badgers went 28 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 43.8%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Wisconsin knocked down 8 of their 29 attempts (27.6%). They were able to make 5 of the free throws for a rate of 41.7%. Illinois committed 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Badgers to the charity stripe for 12 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Badgers collected 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for this game.
Chucky Hepburn was important for the Badgers in this matchup. He scored 22 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 7 assists in this matchup. He made 8 out of 18 in this contest for a rate of 44.4%, and had 3 rebounds.
Wisconsin has a record of 11-3 on the year. The Badgers are committing 15.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 68.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.9 times per contest (230th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 9.6 times per game. Wisconsin has accounted for 959 pts for the year (68.5 per contest) and they pull in 32.7 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Badgers are shooting 43.2% from the floor, which ranks 255th in the nation.
The Wisconsin defense concedes 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (94 of 295) and their opposition knocks down 65.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 10.2 assists and 35.4 boards per game, which is 31st and 244th in Division 1. The Badgers on the defensive end are ranked 36th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 62.4. They are forcing 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.3% from the floor (156th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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