Badgers vs. Hoosiers Prediction
The 19th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers will be going for their third straight win tonight at the Indiana Hoosiers. Will the hosts shrug off a tough overtime defeat last game to send Wisconsin to a loss?
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Assembly Hall at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Badgers are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 124.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 71 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Wisconsin. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Badgers earn win at Wildcats
Wisconsin secured a 69-64 victory Saturday night at Northwestern to improve to 19-8 overall and 11-5 in the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers outscored the Wildcats 38-32 in the second half to notch the win. Wisconsin shot 25-of-55 from the floor, 7-of-19 from 3-point range plus 12-of-16 at the free throw line. Brad Davison led the Badgers with 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He also recorded six rebounds and three assists. Ethan Happ tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. D'Mitrik Trice accounted for 14 points and three assists. Khalil Iverson added 11 points and five boards.
Hoosiers fall in OT
Indiana lost a 76-70 overtime decision at Iowa Friday night for its fifth straight loss to drop to 13-14 overall and 4-12 in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers were outscored 13-7 in OT after being tied 28-28 at the end of the first half and 63-63 at the end of regulation. Indiana shot 26-of-63 from the floor, 6-of-27 from 3-point distance plus 12-of-22 at the free throw line. Juwan Morgan paced IU with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point range plus 2-of-3 at the free throw line. He also tallied six blocked shots, five rebounds and three steals. Romeo Langford had 14 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Rob Phinisee accounted for 13 points, seven boards, four steals and two dimes. Evan Fitzner had 11 points and two rebounds off the bench. De'Ron Davis added 10 points and three caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Badgers are 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 road games. Wisconsin is 0-3-1 ATS in its last four games overall.
The Hoosiers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last six home games.
The Badgers are ranked sixth nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, while Indiana is only ranked 113th on the offensive end. While the Hoosiers' defense should keep them alive, I think Wisconsin will be efficient enough on offense and lean on its outstanding defense in order to cover this spread on the road.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: WISCONSIN BADGERS -1.5