Wisconsin vs. Nebraska Pick
Should No. 7 Wisconsin have any trouble when it hits the road to face Nebraska tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Wisconsin is the clear favorite on the road, as the Badgers are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Cornhuskers. The over/under total for the game is listed at 129.5 points. Wisconsin has won three of the last four in this series, but the two are 2-2-1 against the spread in the last five meetings.
Wisconsin has won seven straight coming into tonight following a 65-60 win over Indiana at home this weekend. The Badgers are now 20-3 overall and 9-1 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is just 2-4 against the spread in its last six games and now 11-9 ATS on the season. Wisconsin is averaging 74.6 points per game on offense this season while allowing just 59.8 points on defense. However, on the road, the Badgers are allowing 69.3 points per game and scoring just 70.8. Ethan Happ is leading the team with 14.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game while Bronson Koenig is adding 14 points per contest.
Nebraska has been struggling, coming off an 81-70 loss at Iowa for its seventh loss in eight games. The Cornhuskers are 10-13 overall and 4-7 in the Big Ten while putting up a 10-11 record against the spread. Nebraska is averaging 71 points per game this season while allowing 73.4. Over its last five, the Huskers put up just 67.8 points per game on offense. Tai Webster is averaging 18 points and 5 rebounds per game to lead the team. Glynn Watson Jr. and Ed Morrow, the team’s other double-digit scorers, are both dealing with injuries. Morrow is questionable tonight with a foot injury while Watson is probable despite a groin injury.
Neither team is coming in real strong at the betting window, but Nebraska hasn’t had much success at home recently either. They have lost three of their last four at home, including an 11-point loss to Michigan State a week ago. Wisconsin has won seven straight, but not been really dominating for the most part. Still, the defense is good enough that it should keep Nebraska from putting up a big total. From there, look for Happ, Koenig and Nigel Hayes to lead the Badgers to a cover.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: WISCONSIN -8.5