Wisconsin vs. Rutgers Pick
Can Wisconsin go on the road and cover as a favorite when the Badgers take on Rutgers tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is the slight favorite on the road tonight, as the Badgers are getting odds of -2 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 124.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey and will air live on ESPN2.
Wisconsin is on a five-game win streak right now following a 71-61 win over Indiana earlier this week. The Badgers are now 9-7 overall, 2-1 in the Big Ten and 6-8-1 against the spread. Wisconsin is putting up 70.2 points per game this season while allowing 65.1 per game. Ethan Happ is leading Wisconsin with 17.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while Brad Davison is adding 11.9 points per contest.
Rutgers has dropped three straight coming into today’s game. That includes an 82-51 loss at Purdue earlier this week. The Scarlet Knights are now 10-6 on the season, 0-3 in the Big Ten and 5-3 against the spread. Rutgers is putting up 68.9 points per game on offense while giving up 62.5 per contest. The Knights are being led by Corey Sanders, who is averaging 13.2 points per game. Deshawn Freeman is adding 11.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.
Wisconsin has won five of the last six meetings with Rutgers, but the two are each 3-3 against the spread. The Badgers have struggled on the road, averaging just 52 points per game right now. However, Wisconsin seems to be finding its stride a little bit. They have covered in three of their last four, winning four straight by double digits. Rutgers is still a mess in big games, including conference games. The public betting is strong with Wisconsin and I think the Badgers will cover tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: WISCONSIN -2