Wisconsin vs Bradley NIT Matchup Prediction & Analysis 3/14
- Mar 13, 2023, 2:57:30 PM
Wisconsin vs Bradley NIT Matchup Prediction and Analysis
As the March Madness frenzy continues, the Wisconsin Badgers and the Bradley Braves will face off in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) on Tuesday, March 14th, at 9:30 p.m. EDT. Here's a breakdown of the two teams and our prediction for the game.
The Badgers have had a mixed season, going 9-11 against Big Ten teams and 8-3 in non-conference play. They have a 5-6 record in games decided by less than 4 points, indicating that they struggle to close out close games. Their top performers include Connor Essegian, who averages 2.1 made 3-pointers per game and scores 11.9 points while shooting 37.8% from beyond the arc. Chucky Hepburn is another player to watch, shooting 36.0% and averaging 11.0 points over the last 10 games.
The Braves have had a more consistent season, going 25-9 overall and 16-4 against MVC opponents. They are led by Duke Deen, who averages 2.9 assists per game and shoots 35.6% from beyond the arc with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game. Rienk Mast is another standout player, averaging 14 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists over the last 10 games.
According to March Madness odds Vegas, the Badgers are favored to win by 7 points. However, the Braves have been on a hot streak, winning 9 of their last 10 games. This makes for an interesting matchup and could lead to a potential upset.
Both teams appear to be relatively healthy heading into the game, with no significant injuries to report.
Based on our analysis, we predict that the Bradley Braves will pull off an upset and beat the Wisconsin Badgers in a close game. The Braves have been playing well recently and have the potential to surprise the Badgers. Our pick is Bradley to cover the spread.
Pick: Bradley Braves (+7)