Wisconsin at St. Mary's: 11/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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St. Mary's Gaels (6-0) vs Wisconsin Badgers (4-1)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Michelob Ultra Arena)
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The Wisconsin Badgers and Saint. Mary’s Gaels face off on Wednesday in the championship of the Maui Invitational.
Wisconsin comes into this game with a 4-1 record overall and the only loss came by five points against Providence. On Tuesday, Wisconsin jumped out to a big lead against the Houston Cougars, and held on late to come away with the two-point victory. It was the coming-out party for guard Johnny Davis who put up 30 points and four rebounds to pace the squad. The Badgers like to play a slower pace and coming into this game they are averaging 69 points per game while the defense is giving up 55.2 points per game. Davis has been the best player averaging 17 points while shooting 38.8 percent from the field. Brad Davison is also having a big season averaging 16.8 points while shooting 40.8 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Saint. Mary’s Gaels who sit with a 6-0 record and they had quite an impressive win on Tuesday. The defense only gave up 50 points to Oregon and that was enough to come away with the win,. St Mary’s is averaging 70.2 points while their defense is giving up only 58.3 points per game. The Gaels have already proven they can win lower-scoring matchups and it’s going to be important that the defense is good again in this game. Forward Dan Fotu has been the top player so far this season for Saint Mary’s averaging 15 points while shooting 64.4 percent from the field. Guard Tommy Kuhse is averaging 11 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field.
Saint Mary’s likes to play at a snail's pace, and their defense is good. Wisconsin is going to struggle to score, but their defense will also be strong slowing down Saint Mary’s. Look for a lower-scoring game that stays under the total.