Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Pick
Will Wisconsin be able to cover a big spread at home when the Badgers play host to Minnesota tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Wisconsin is the favorite at home tonight, as the Badgers are getting odds of -7 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 137.5 points. Tonight’s game will take place from the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin and will air live on FS1.
Minnesota has lost eight straight games coming into tonight, including an 87-57 loss at home to Michigan State last week. The Gophers are 14-14 overall, 3-12 in the Big Ten and 10-17 against the spread. Minnesota is averaging 76.5 points per game on offense while allowing 74.9 per game on defense. Jordan Murphy is putting up 17.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game to lead the team while Nate Mason is adding 16.4 points and 4.2 assists per contest.
Wisconsin is coming off its biggest win of the season, beating Purdue at home 57-53. The Badgers are 12-16 on the season, 5-10 in the Big Ten and 11-15-1 against the spread. Wisconsin is putting up 67.2 points per game on offense this season while allowing 66.6 per game. Ethan Happ has been leading the team with 18.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while Brad Davison is adding 11.5 points per contest.
Wisconsin has won seven straight meetings in this series, but the two are meeting for the first time this season. Minnesota has been a mess on defense, especially on the road. They are giving up 82.3 points per game. The Gophers face a Wisconsin team that is allowing only 65.6 per contest at home. The Badgers have been playing somewhat well lately, covering in three of their last four games. I think they will be able to handle this struggling Minnesota team. The public betting is backing Wisconsin tonight as well.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTIONS: WISCONSIN -7