Wisconsin vs. Boise State - 11/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (3-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (3-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boise State Broncos and Wisconsin Badgers play Saturday night at the Kohl Center.
The Boise State Broncos are off to a quick 3-0 start and are already looking for their second true road win. On the season, Boise State is averaging 76.7 points on 41.9percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Once again, Boise State is a team that lives and dies with the three-ball and is shooting 35.8 percent from downtown. Anthony Drmic leads the Broncos with 20.7 points and 5.3 rebounds while Mikey Thompson is averaging 12 points on 50 percent shooting. Nick Duncan is the third Boise State player averaging double-digit points and Derrick Marks leads the Broncos with 3.5 assists. The Boise State Broncos are a sleeper contender in the MWC, especially if their defense can continue to hold teams to a low shooting percentage, which was an issue last season.
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The Wisconsin Badgers are also undefeated and will look to pick up their first big win of the season. On the year, Wisconsin is averaging 78.3 points on 51.6 percent shooting and allowing 45.3 points on 31.6 percent shooting. Wisconsin is also averaging 43.3 rebounds, which is 11 more than the national average. Sam Dekker leads Wisconsin with 17.3 points on 58.1 percent shooting and Frank Kaminsky is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third Wisconsin player averaging double-digit points and Traevon Jackson leads the Badgers with three assists. The Wisconsin Badgers to me are the best team in the country right now and will have a chance to show some of that in this matchup against a respectable team.
The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Badgers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 36-16-1 ATS in their last 53 non-conference games.
While you guys know how I feel about Wisconsin, Boise State is no pushover and is more than capable of shooting the ball at a very high percentage. Badgers will win, but these are too many points to pass up with a dangerous offensive team.