This Friday, there is an NCAAB matchup between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Purdue Boilermakers. This game will take place at the Mackey Arena at approximately 7:00 P.M EST.
Wisconsin Looks For A Rare Road Win
The Wisconsin Badgers have looked like a pretty good college basketball team so far this season. The Badgers have won 12 of their first 19 games of the season and enter this game on a high note after beating Nebraska by 14 points at home in their last game. In that game, Wisconsin's offense was great as it scored 82 points while shooting 52.9% from the three-point line. Now, Wisconsin will look for another conference win on the road. However, the Badgers have struggled on the road this season as they have lost five of their first eight road games so one can expect them to struggle a bit in this hostile environment.
Leading the Badgers offensively is junior forwardNate Reuvers who has been solid this season as he is averaging a team-high 14.0 points per game along with 5.4 rebounds. In addition, he is averaging a team-high 2.2 blocks per game so he has been very active on both sides of the ball.
Wisconsin's most underrated player is junior forwardMicah Potter who has been pretty good this season as he is averaging 9.3 points along with a team-high 5.8 rebounds per game. In addition, he is shooting 53.7% from the floor so he has been efficient offensively up to this point.
Purdue Looks To Get Back On TrackThe Purdue Boilermakers have looked like an average college basketball team up to this point in the season. The Boilermakers have a 10-9 record and enter this game in terrible form after losing to Illinois by 17 points at home in their last game. To make matters worse, Purdue has lost four of its last five games so it will be looking to get back on track with another home game up next. Luckily, the Boilermakers have a 9-4 record at Mackey Arena so they have tended to play really well in front of their home fans. Now, Purdue will be looking for a huge boost from its fans on Friday.
Leading the Boilermakers offensively is sophomore forward Trevion Williamswho has been solid so far this season as he is averaging a team-high 11.3 points per game along with a team-high 7.5 rebounds. In addition, he is shooting 56.5% from the floor so he has been very efficient offensively up to this point.
Nojel Eastern has turned it on the last 3 games on the offensive end.— Purdue Mens Basketball (@BoilerBall) January 22, 2020
✔️: 12.3 PPG
✔️: 6.0 RPG
✔️: 17-31 FGs pic.twitter.com/1s1tUm85Ys
Purdue's most underrated player is sophomore guard Eric Hunter Jr. who has been good this season as he is averaging 10.5 points per game along with 3.7 rebounds. However, he is also averaging 2.6 fouls and 1.8 turnovers per game so he will need to reduce the number of mistakes moving forward.
Trends found on Covers.com, are:
- Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
- Boilermakers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.