Wisconsin vs. Indiana Prediction & Odds
Number eighteen Wisconsin heads to Bloomington to play unranked Indiana at 1:00 PM ET Saturday afternoon on CBS. Can the Hoosiers cover the 4.5-point spread as home favorites?
Wisconsin is 11-4 on the year with their best wins coming over Marquette and Maryland. Their worst losses came against Illinois and Michigan State. The Badgers are 8-7 against the spread this season.
Indiana is 10-6 this season with their best wins coming over Xavier and North Carolina. Their worst losses came against Rutgers and Northwestern. The Hoosiers are 6-9-1 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
623 Wisconsin Badgers (+4.5) vs. 624 Indiana Hoosiers (-4.5); O/U 136
1:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 14, 2023
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
Wisconsin vs. Indiana Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Badgers in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 54% of public bets are on Wisconsin +4.5. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Wisconsin Game Notes
Wisconsin's leading scorer Tyler Wahl has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and he’s officially listed as questionable for Saturday’s contest against Indiana. Wisconsin lost their past two games without Wahl, as they seemingly missed his average production of 13.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Badgers junior forward Steven Crowl has taken on an expanded offensive role in Wahl’s absence. Crowl is averaging 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in his last two contests while shooting an efficient 51.4% from the field during that span. Wisconsin will need him to score and rebound if they’re going to cover on the road on Saturday.
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana forward Race Thompson has been nursing a knee injury. He’ll miss Saturday’s game and there’s no definitive timetable for when he may return. Thompson is averaging 8.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in 22.9 minutes per contest for the Hoosiers this season.
Indiana will likely need a big day from freshman guard Jalen Hood-Schifino if they’re going to win and cover this game. Hood-Schifino is averaging 13.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1 steal per game for Indiana this year.
Wisconsin vs. Indiana CBB Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games.
Wisconsin is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Wisconsin is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.
The over is 7-1 in Indiana’s last 8 games overall.
Wisconsin vs. Indiana CBB Prediction:
The absence of Wisconsin forward Tyler Wahl has loomed large the past few games, and I think it will again on Saturday. The Badgers are 129th in offensive efficiency for the season and most of those games were with Tyler Wahl in the lineup. Indiana on the other hand ranks 25th in the country in offensive efficiency. The Hoosiers have been able to score consistently this season, they’ve just had trouble getting stops on the defensive end. I think Indiana will have a much easier time defending a Wisconsin team without Tyler Wahl in the lineup. Indiana averages 79.9 points per game, while Wisconsin has averaged 67 points per game in the two contests that Tyler Wahl has missed. I think Indiana uses its offensive firepower to win this game at home going away over a shorthanded Badgers squad.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA HOOSIERS -4.5