Wisconsin Badgers vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
TV: Youtube TV
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is the location where the Indiana Hoosiers (10-5) will try to defeat the Wisconsin Badgers (11-4) on Saturday.
The Wisconsin Badgers faced Michigan State and went home with a loss by a final score of 69-65 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Badgers ended up with 18 while Michigan State accumulated 12 fouls. They also knocked down 7 of their 13 shots from three-point range. Michigan State ended up going 94.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of their 17 shots. On top of that, Michigan State had 32 rebounds (3 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Michigan State dished out 10 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. With regard to the defense, Wisconsin allowed the other team to go 52.3% from the field on 23 of 44 shooting. They also doled out 9 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 18 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Badgers knocked down 6 of 8 tries for a rate of 75.0%. Wisconsin walked away from the game with a 45.5% field goal percentage (25 out of 55) and buried 9 out of their 23 shots from 3-point land.
Steven Crowl is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He finished the game at 52.9% from the field and earned 2 assists. He played for 34 mins and grabbed 3 boards. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 9 out of 17 shooting.
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Wisconsin enters this game with a win-loss record of 11-4 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 9.3 times per game and as a team are committing 16.1 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Wisconsin is snagging 31.7 rebounds per game and has accumulated 189 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 301st in D-1 in terms of passing. The Badgers are shooting 37.4% on shots from 3-point land (132 of 353) and 68.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 68.3 points per game (278th in D-1) while going 43.3% from the floor.
On defense, the Badgers are forcing 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 15.8 personal fouls. They are surrendering 32.8% on three-point shots while they are 37th in college hoops in points per game allowed (62.9). Badgers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.9% (345 of 805) and they surrender 35.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 16th in college basketball in giving up assists with 153 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Indiana Hoosiers took a loss by a score of 84-83 against Northwestern. The Hoosiers earned 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 38 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 2 steals in this contest. Northwestern had 19 personal fouls for this game which got the Hoosiers to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw tries for a clip of 71.4%. In terms of three-point shots, Indiana made 9 out of their 18 attempts (50.0%). Overall, the Hoosiers ended up going 32 for 62 from the field which had them at 51.6%. The Hoosiers allowed Northwestern to convert 29 out of 63 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.0% for the contest. They went 36.8% from distance by shooting 7 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 28 from the free throw line (67.9%). In reference to team rebounding, Indiana allowed Northwestern to get 32 in total (9 offensive).
Jalen Hood-Schifino was important for the Hoosiers in this matchup. He racked up 33 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes in the game. He buried 12 of 17 for the contest for a field goal rate of 70.6%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 10-5 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hoosiers are hitting on 51.0% from the floor, which ranks them 4th in the nation. Indiana has accounted for 1,213 points on the campaign (80.9 per game) and they collect 37.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 17.3 times per contest (18th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. The Hoosiers commit 17.4 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 69.3% from the free throw line.
The Hoosiers on defense are ranked 163rd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 68.3. They have forced 13.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (72nd in college basketball). The Indiana defense allows 33.0% on 3-point attempts (110 of 333) and their opponents are connecting on 70.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 12.1 assists and 32.7 boards every game, which has them ranked 149th and 97th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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