Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Wisconsin as an 8-point favorite versus Northwestern, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 117.5 points. The Badgers are 18-8 overall and 9-4 in the Big Ten, while the Wildcats are 13-13 overall and 4-9 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Badgers opened as 6.5-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 8 points at most sports books, while the total has jumped from 115.5 to 117.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 60% 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 Northwestern. According to the latest college basketball trends, Badgers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
The Badgers (18-8 SU, 9-14-1 ATS) are coming off an easy 71-49 win over Ohio State at home, giving 4 points on Sunday, Northwestern (13-13 SU, 12-11 ATS) fell at home to Illinois, 62-41 on Sunday, getting 3.5. Wisconsin is the better team but they have struggled on the road this year, winning just three of eight games. They've lost three of their last four outside the comfy confines of the Kohl Center in Madison. Wisconsin does leave teams chances to win if not cover because they only shoot 39.9 percent in conference play. Event though Northwester really struggled in their last home loss to Illinois, shooting just 25 percent, expect them to bounce back with a much better effort. Leading scorer Reggie Hearn (14.0 points per game) had a team-high 11, but shot 3 of 11.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS +8