Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 2/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Badgers (14-10) are welcoming the Michigan Wolverines (14-11) at Kohl Center on Tuesday.
The Michigan Wolverines played Indiana and went home with a loss by a final score of 62-61 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Wolverines walked away with 16 and Indiana had 16 personal fouls. They also buried 2 of 6 tries from downtown. Indiana finished the game at 77.8% when shooting free throws by burying 14 of their 18 attempts. Moreover, Indiana pulled down 27 rebounds (4 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Indiana distributed 12 assists and had 3 steals for the contest. When talking about the defense, Michigan allowed the other team to shoot 43.4% from the floor on 23 out of 53 shooting. They also distributed 8 assists for this game while creating 13 turnovers and having 7 steals. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 29 with 4 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Wolverines converted 10 of their 13 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. Michigan wrapped up the game with a 42.6% field goal percentage (23 of 54) and knocked down 5 out of their 20 shots from downtown.
Hunter Dickinson is a player who was a factor for this contest. He finished 60.0% from the field and recorded 1 assist. He was on the court for 35 minutes and totaled 7 rebounds. He walked away with 16 points on 6 out of 10 shooting.
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Michigan heads into this game with a mark of 14-11 for the campaign. They cough up possession 9.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Michigan is pulling in 35.9 rebounds per game and has racked up 322 dimes for the campaign, which is 237th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Wolverines are shooting 34.9% on shots from downtown (194 of 556) and 69.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 73.6 pts per game (145th in the nation) while hitting 45.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Wolverines are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.9 personal fouls. They currently rank 113th in the country in giving up assists with 299 surrendered so far this year. The Wolverines are allowing a FG percentage of 42.8% (648 of 1,513) and they concede 36.1 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 179th in college hoops in PPG allowed (69.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wisconsin Badgers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-63 when they faced Nebraska. The Badgers were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. Nebraska earned 13 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Badgers to the charity stripe for a total of 6 attempts. They were able to knock down 4 of the free throws for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to three-point shots, Wisconsin made 9 out of their 31 attempts (29.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Badgers finished shooting 25 out of 69 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.2%. The Badgers allowed Nebraska to make 25 of 54 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.3% for this contest. They finished 36.4% from downtown by going 8 out of 22 and finished the contest at 15 of 23 from the charity stripe (65.2%). Concerning rebounding, Wisconsin allowed Nebraska to get 42 in total (8 offensive).
Chucky Hepburn pitched in for the Badgers for the contest. He recorded 19 points in his 42 mins of playing time and accumulated 1 assist for this contest. He made 8 out of 21 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 38.1%, and had 5 rebounds.
Wisconsin has a mark of 14-10 this season. The Badgers are committing 16.0 fouls every game and they connect on 65.0% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 12.0 times per game (285th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 9.0 times per game. Wisconsin has tallied 1,560 points this year (65.0 per game) and they collect 30.8 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Badgers are connecting on 41.8% from the floor, which is ranked 315th in the nation.
The Badgers on defense are ranked 36th in D-1 in PPG given up with 63.6. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (228th in D-1). The Wisconsin defense allows 33.3% from downtown (153 of 460) and their opponents are converting on 68.4% of their free throw shots. They surrender 10.2 assists and 35.8 total boards per game, which ranks them 21st and 281st in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan
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