Indiana vs. Wisconsin Pick
Will No. 10 Wisconsin maintain control of the Big Ten when the Badgers host Indiana today at 1PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Wisconsin is favored heavily at home, as the Badgers are getting odds of -12.5 points against Indiana. The over/under total for the game is listed at 139 points. Wisconsin already owns a 75-68 win at Wisconsin back on Jan. 3. The Badgers have won eight of the last 10 in this series and covered in three straight meetings.
Wisconsin is on a six-game win streak to move to 19-3 on the season and 8-1 in the Big Ten. The Badgers are in first in the Big Ten thanks to Saturday’s loss by Maryland. Wisconsin is 11-8 against the spread on the season and 7-2 ATS at home. The Badgers have a great defense, allowing just 59.8 per game. At home, they hold opponents to only 54.6 points. On offense, the Badgers put up 75 per game and 80.2 per game at home. Ethan Happ is leading the team with 14.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game while Bronson Koenig is adding 14.1 points per game. Koenig is dealing with a leg injury, but is probable to play.
Indiana is coming off a 110-102 OT win over Penn State at home, which snapped a two-game losing streak. The Hoosiers are now 15-8 on the season and 5-5 in the Big Ten. They are also 10-10-1 against the spread on the season and just 1-6-1 ATS away from home. IU averages 83 points per game on offense while giving up 71.9. Over their last 5 games, the Hoosiers are allowing 82 points per game. Injuries have been a big issue with Indiana lately. Leading-scorer James Blackmon Jr. is out indefinitely with a leg injury. He averaged 17.6 points per game. OG Anunoby is out for the season with a knee injury. He averaged 11.1 points per game.
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Indiana is a shell of its former self and now heads to the toughest place to play in the Big Ten. The Badgers aren’t always a great team, but they are usually pretty great at home. They have covered in four of their last five at home and I see no reason they won’t today. Indiana doesn’t have the scoring to keep up with Wisconsin as is and the Badgers’ defense will make that even tougher.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: WISCONSIN -12.5