Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 3/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Williams Arena is where the Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-20) will attempt to defeat the Wisconsin Badgers (16-13) on Sunday.
The Wisconsin Badgers played Purdue and ended up losing by a score of 63-61 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Badgers walked away with 17 and Purdue totaled 11 personal fouls. They also made 4 of 19 tries from distance. Purdue ended up shooting 61.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of their 18 shots. Additionally, Purdue grabbed 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Purdue totaled 11 dimes and had 3 steals for this game. In reference to defending, Wisconsin let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 24 out of 48 shooting. They also doled out 8 assists for this game while forcing 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 21 with 6 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Badgers made 5 of 5 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. Wisconsin finished with a 39.7% FG percentage (23 of 58) and converted 10 of their 24 shots from 3-point land.
Max Klesmit is someone who was important for the matchup. He accumulated 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He played 36 minutes and also collected 4 rebounds. He ended up going 63.6% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Wisconsin steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 16-13 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 8.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 15.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Wisconsin is snagging 31.2 boards per game and has totaled 343 dimes for the campaign, which is 313th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Badgers are shooting 35.7% on shots from downtown (245 of 686) and 66.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 65.0 pts per game (333rd in the country) while hitting 41.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Badgers are forcing 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.9 fouls. They are giving up 31.9% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 29th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (63.7). The Badgers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.0% (687 of 1,560) and they surrender 35.6 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 15th in college basketball in giving up assists with 292 conceded for the season.
For their last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers walked away with a victory by a final of 75-74 when they faced Rutgers. The Golden Gophers recorded 18 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 26 for this contest. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. Rutgers was called for 18 fouls for this game which took the Golden Gophers to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to bury 12 of them for a rate of 63.2%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Minnesota made 11 out of their 24 tries (45.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Golden Gophers finished 26 for 54 from the field which had them sitting at 48.1%. The Golden Gophers permitted Rutgers to knock down 27 out of 55 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.1% for this contest. They shot 41.7% from three-point range via 5 out of 12 and finished the contest at 15 of 22 at the charity stripe (68.2%). When discussing rebounds, Minnesota permitted Rutgers to get 38 overall (15 offensive).
Jamison Battle ended up being a factor for the Golden Gophers in this game. He made 7 of 15 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and added 2 rebounds. He earned 20 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
Minnesota has a win-loss mark of 8-20 on the year. The Golden Gophers have committed 15.0 personal fouls per game while shooting 61.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 14.2 times per game (102nd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per game. Minnesota has earned 1,750 points this season (62.5 per contest) and they pull in 33.4 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Golden Gophers are hitting on 42.7% from the floor, which is ranked 292nd in Division 1.
The Golden Gophers are ranked 206th in the country in points allowed per contest with 70.9. They are forcing 9.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (272nd in the country). The Minnesota defense concedes 36.2% from downtown (191 of 528) and their opponents are making 69.7% of their foul shots. They have given up 14.1 assists and 36.9 rebounds per game, ranking them 281st and 323rd in D-1.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota and under the total points
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