Wisconsin vs. UCLA Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is the slight favorite in this game, as the Badgers are getting odds of -3 points against the Bruins. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 152 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri and will air live on ESPN3.
Wisconsin is coming off a 70-65 loss to Baylor on Monday for its second straight loss. The Badgers are now 2-2 on the season and 1-2 against the spread. Wisconsin is posting 77.2 points per game on offense this year while giving up 65.2 per contest. Ethan Happ is leading Wisconsin with 19 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while Brevin Pritzl is adding 10.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
UCLA is coming off a 100-89 loss to Creighton on Monday night to fall to 3-1 on the season. The Bruins have yet to cover the spread in any of the four games. UCLA is averaging 88.5 points per game while allowing just 82.2 per game. The Bruins are being led by Aaron Holiday, who is putting up 17 points and 5.8 assists per contest. Thomas Welsh is adding 13.8 points and 11.8 rebounds per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. I have not connected on Wisconsin picks lately and while the trends back the Badgers, I am going to stay away from them tonight. UCLA is 4-0 against the spread in its last four games against Big Ten opponents. I think the Bruins’ scoring ability will be too much for the Badgers. The public betting is strongly with Wisconsin tonight, but I am going with UCLA.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: UCLA +3