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Big Ten Picks: Can Wisconsin cover the spread vs. Indiana? 3/10/17

Can No. 24 Wisconsin hold off Indiana when the two meet up in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal tonight at 6:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Wisconsin is the favorite in this game, as the Badgers are getting odds of -5 points against Indiana. The over/under total for the game is listed at 136.5 points. Wisconsin won both meetings with Indiana this season, with each team covering once. These two meet today from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

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Indiana defeated Iowa last night, 95-73, to advance to today’s game. The Hoosiers are now 18-14 on the season and 14-14-2 against the spread. Indiana is averaging 80.9 points per game on offense right now while allowing 73.3 on defense. James Blackmon Jr. is leading the team with 17.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while Robert Johnson is adding 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest.

Wisconsin is coming off a 66-49 win over Minnesota to end the regular season, but the Badgers are just 2-5 in their last seven and sit at 23-8 on the season while going 12-6 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is just 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games and are 13-15 ATS on the season. The Badgers average 72.4 points per game on offense this season while allowing 61.6 on defense. Bronson Koenig is leading the team with 14.2 points per game while Ethan Happ averages 13.9 points and 9 rebounds per game. Nigel Hayes is adding 13.5 points per game, but is dealing with a groin injury that has him questionable to play.

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Both teams are not really playing that great right now and neither has played great for a long stretch in quite some time. Wisconsin hasn’t blown out many teams this season, including Indiana. The Badgers only beat the Hoosiers by 5 at home and by 7 on the road. Indiana is coming off one of its best showings this season last night against Iowa, so I think the Hoosiers will carry that into today’s game and give Wisconsin another run for its money.

 

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