Wisconsin Badgers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
The Wisconsin Badgers (13-9) are hitting the road to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday where they will try to beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-13).
The Wisconsin Badgers faced off with Northwestern and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 54-52 in their last contest. Wisconsin ended the game with a 38.0% field goal percentage (19 out of 50) and converted 9 out of their 23 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Badgers made 5 of their 11 tries for a rate of 45.5%. In relation to hauling in boards, they collected 23 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 dimes in this game while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Concerning the defense, Wisconsin allowed the other team to shoot 46.7% from the floor on 21 of 45 shooting. Northwestern totaled 11 assists and had 5 steals for this game. Furthermore, Northwestern collected 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Northwestern walked away from this one shooting 61.5% from the free throw line by making 8 of 13 tries. They also converted 4 of their 15 attempts from distance. Concerning fouls, the Badgers walked away with 14 and Northwestern finished the game with 14 fouls.
Chucky Hepburn is a player who was important for this contest. He finished shooting 40.0% from the field and also earned 2 assists. He played 36 minutes and pulled down 2 rebounds. He racked up 17 points on 6 out of 15 shooting.
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Wisconsin comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 13-9 this year. They cough up possession 8.9 times per game and as a team they commit 15.7 fouls per contest. As a team, Wisconsin is pulling down 30.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 261 dimes so far this year, which is 336th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Badgers are connecting on 36.1% on 3-pointers (185 of 512) and 65.0% from the charity stripe. They average 64.5 points per outing (335th in college hoops) while connecting on 41.7% from the field.
On defense, the Badgers are able to force 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.1 fouls. They relinquish 32.8% on 3-pointers and they are 26th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (62.7). Badgers defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 43.9% (513 of 1,169) and they concede 35.6 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 12th in the country in giving up assists with 224 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Nebraska Cornhuskers went home victorious with a score of 72-63 against Penn State. The Cornhuskers were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. Penn State was called for 15 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Cornhuskers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 55.6%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Nebraska converted 8 of their 20 attempts (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Cornhuskers ended up shooting 27 out of 51 from the field which had them shooting 52.9%. The Cornhuskers allowed Penn State to bury 24 of their 60 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0% in this contest. They shot 36.8% from 3-point land by shooting 14 out of 38 and ended up shooting 1 of 4 at the charity stripe (25.0%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Nebraska permitted Penn State to collect 32 overall (8 offensive).
Keisei Tominaga was important for the Cornhuskers for the matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 18 in the game for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 3 rebounds. He scored 30 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this game.
Nebraska has a win-loss record of 11-13 on the campaign. The Cornhuskers commit 13.8 fouls per contest and they hit 63.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per game (182nd in the country) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. Nebraska has tallied 1,577 points so far this year (65.7 per contest) and they collect 35.0 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Cornhuskers are connecting on 44.6% from the floor, which is ranked 183rd in Division 1.
The Cornhuskers defensively are ranked 145th in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.3. They are forcing 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (120th in college basketball). The Nebraska defense allows 32.4% on shots from distance (205 of 632) and their opponents are converting on 68.2% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 15.0 dimes and 35.1 boards every game, which is 332nd and 251st in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nebraska
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