Will Wisconsin outlast Pitt?
It’s the ACC vs. the Big Ten as No. 7 Wisconsin takes on No. 10 Pittsburgh in the NCAA Tournament tonight at 6:50PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Wisconsin is the slight favorite tonight, as the Badgers are getting odds of -2 points against Pittsburgh. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 131 points. These two meet in a second round game of the East Region from the Scottrade enter in St. Louis, Missouri.
Pittsburgh was 21-11 on the season, 3-1 on a neutral floor and 12-17 against the spread. Wisconsin is 20-12 overall, 1-2 on a neutral court and 16-16 against the spread. Both teams got at-large bids for this game as Pitt was 10-10 in ACC games while Wisconsin was 12-7 in Big Ten contests. These two last met in 2006 with Wisconsin getting an 89-75 victory at home.
Both of these teams have shown flashes of being really good and really bad. Both are currently on the down side as Pitt has lost three of its last four and is 0-4 against the spread in those games. Wisconsin has lost and failed to cover in two straight after winning 11 of 12. However, the Badgers have been more consistent over the last few months. Pitt is also just 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 NCAA Tournament games while Wisconsin is 15-4 ATS in its last 19 games against ACC opponents and 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 NCAA Tournament games. Look for the Badgers to pull this one out.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: WISCONSIN -2