Wisconsin Badgers vs Kentucky Wildcats- 4/4/15 NCAA Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions
There will be excitement of the Final Four for mock draft managers on Saturday April 4th as the action on the college hardwood is intense as teams get closer to the National Championship. In the late game from Indianapolis Indiana at 8:49PM Eastern Time on TBS TV will feature the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats locking horns with the Wisconsin Badgers. The winner of this game moves to the National Championship game on Monday to face the winner of Duke and Michigan St.
Kentucky opened up the NCAA Tournament with three blowout wins. They were challenged in an Elite 8 matchup on Saturday as they pulled out a two point win against Notre Dame 68-66. The biggest margins of victory and point total for Kentucky has come when they have more than one day to prepare for an opponent. In the NCAA Tournament in those spots the Wildcats have averaged 78 ½ points per game compared to the 66 points scored when playing with only one day of rest.
Wisconsin Badgers had a difficult voyage to the Final Four once they got past Coastal Carolina in the second round. The Badgers faced Oregon, North Carolina and Arizona winning by five points or greater in each game. What was impressed by the Badgers victories against those three teams was the amount of offense generated as the team averaged 78 points in those victories. Against a very good defensive team in Arizona, Wisconsin was able to scored 85 points as they shot 55% from the field and over 66% from the three point line to the delight of college basketball fantasy participants.
Kentucky Wildcats Guards: The Wildcats are filled with depth up and down their lineup. The most averaged time on the court for any one player is the 25.7 minutes per game average for sophomore guard Aaron Harrison. Harrison has played two seasons for Kentucky and in 2015 are averaging 11 points and nearly three rebounds per contest. He had a 13 point game against Cincinnati and against West Virginia Harrison poured in 12 points. Freshman guard Devin Booker put up 12 points in a Sweet Sixteen win against Cincinnati and against Notre Dame in the Elite Eight the guard in 27 minutes had ten points.
Kentucky Wildcats Forwards: Karl Anthony Towns has been up and down in the scoring department. He had a monster game in the Elite Eight against Notre Dame by scoring 25 points, pulling down five rebounds and dishing out four assists as he worked 25 minutes. Junior forward Willie Cauley Stein is in his third year with the school. In four NCAA Tournament games Stein has averaged seven rebounds and eight points per game. He can pull up college basketball fantasy points on the defensive end of the court as he has averaged over two blocks a game thus far in the tournament.
Kentucky Wildcats Centers: Seven footl sophomore center Dakari Johnson has seen inconsistent time on the court. He played just eight minutes against Notre Dame and had no points and two rebounds. In the Elite Eight victory Johnson saw 24 minutes of playing time and contributed with 12 points and six rebounds.
Wisconsin Guards: Senior Guard Traevon Jackson has seen limited action during the NCAA Tournament playing nine minutes in the Sweet 16 and seven minutes in the Elite Eight and contributing with very little. Senior guard John Gasser has averaged 38 ½ minutes over his past three games. The point total in those three games was an average of 6 ½ with 3 ½ assists per game. Sophomore guard Bronson Koenig played 33 minutes in the win against Arizona in the Elite Eight and had six points and three assists. We have not seen much production from the Wisconsin guards in this NCAA tournament as their points for college basketball draft managers have come from the forward position.
Wisconsin Forwards: This is the position where college basketball fantasy cash players earn the big bucks from their leagues utilizing Wisconsin players. Frank Kaminsky has seen no less than 38 minutes of playing time over the past three games for the Badgers in the NCAA Tournament. He came up with a big effort in the win against Arizona by scoring 29 points and pulling down six rebounds. The player had eight boards and 19 points hitting a perfect 8 of 8 from the line against North Carolina in the Sweet 16 victory. Junior Sam Dekker has averaged 25 points in the wins against Arizona and North Carolina. In those two games combined the Badgers forward shot 18 of 16. He went 5 of 6 from the three point line in the win against Arizona.
College Basketball cash fantasy picks for One-Day Leagues
Guards: Aaron Harrison (Kentucky), Devin Booker (Kentucky)
Forwards: Frank Kaminksy (Wisconsin), Sam Dekker (Wisconsin)
Center: Dakari Johnson (Kentucky)