Virginia Cavaliers vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 11/20/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, FL
The Wisconsin Badgers (2-2) will try to defeat the Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on Monday.
The Virginia Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against Texas Southern and took home the win by a score of 62-33 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 15 while Texas Southern accumulated 17 fouls. They also buried 3 of their 16 tries from 3-point range. Texas Southern finished shooting 54.5% at the charity stripe by making 6 of 11 attempts. Additionally, Texas Southern collected 26 rebounds (8 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't have a block. Texas Southern earned 5 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. When talking about defense, Virginia allowed the other team to go 26.1% from the floor on 12 of 46 shooting. They also dished out 13 assists for the contest as well as creating 20 turnovers and getting 13 steals. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 31 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 15 of their 21 tries for a rate of 71.4%. Virginia finished the contest with a 43.8% field goal percentage (21 out of 48) and made 5 out of their 16 3-pointers.
Ryan Dunn is a guy who was a major factor for the contest. He ended up scoring 15 points on 3 of 5 shooting. He was on the court for 25 minutes played and grabbed 5 rebounds. He ended up shooting 60.0% from the field and also totaled 2 assists.
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Virginia heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 4-0 this season. They average 73.8 pts per game (218th in D-1) while going 48.1% from the field. The Cavaliers are shooting 40.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (28 of 69) and 65.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Virginia is pulling down 36.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 65 assists for the year, which ranks 78th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 8.3 times per contest and as a team they are committing 14.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Cavaliers have forced 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 121st in college hoops in giving up assists with 40 conceded for the season. The Cavaliers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 33.5% (71 of 212) and they relinquish 33.0 rebounds per game as a team. They relinquish 24.7% on three-point shots while they are 6th in college hoops in points per game allowed (51.0).
In their last game, the Wisconsin Badgers walked away with a victory by a final of 78-68 against Robert Morris. When talking about cleaning the glass, Wisconsin permitted Robert Morris to snag 25 overall (7 offensive). They went 44.8% from three-point range by shooting 13 out of 29 and ended up going 7 out of 9 at the charity stripe (77.8%). The Badgers allowed Robert Morris to make 24 of 52 attempts from the field which had them shooting 46.2% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Badgers finished 24 out of 45 from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.3%. Regarding 3-point shots, Wisconsin buried 3 out of their 13 tries (23.1%). They were able to make 27 of the free throws for a percentage of 67.5%. Robert Morris had 32 fouls for the contest which got the Badgers to the free throw line for 40 tries. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 11 steals in the matchup. The Badgers were able to collect 18 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in this matchup.
John Blackwell was important for the Badgers in the matchup. He knocked down 4 out of 5 for the game for a rate of 80.0%, and tallied 2 rebounds. He scored 18 points in his 18 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the game.
Wisconsin has a record of 2-2 this year. The Badgers have committed 19.8 fouls per game and they shoot 70.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 10.5 times per game (312th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per game. Wisconsin has totaled 312 pts so far this year (78.0 per game) and they snag 30.3 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Badgers are connecting on 47.8% from the field, which is ranked 90th in the country.
The Wisconsin defense surrenders 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (30 of 85) and their opponents are making 71.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 9.0 assists and 31.0 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 40th and 60th in college basketball. The Badgers on the defensive side of the court are 252nd in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 74.0. They are able to force 16.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.1% from the floor (329th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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