Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Free Pick
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (The Spread)– Minnesota has lost six of its past eight games but will the Gophers put together a strong effort tonight versus Wisconsin?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Minnesota as a 5.5-point favorite versus Wisconsin, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 118.5 points. The Badgers are 17-7 overall and 8-3 in the Big Ten, while the Gophers are 17-7 overall and 5-6 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Gophers opened as a 5-point favorite but the spread has been bet up to 5.5 at most online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 119 but has been bet down slightly to 118.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 65% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Wisconsin. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Minnesota. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Badgers are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games versus the Gophers and are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games versus the Big Ten. Wisconsin is also 2-5 ATS in its last seven games overall, 2-6 ATS in its last eight road games and 1-4 ATS in its last five games following a victory. On the other side, Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last six home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400 and 5-2 ATS in its last seven home games versus a team with a losing road record. With senior forward Rodney Williams expected back tonight for Tubby Smith, look for Minnesota to handle a punchless Wisconsin team at Williams Arena.
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