Wisconsin vs. Penn State Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Penn State is favored in today’s game, as the Nittany Lions are getting odds of -4.5 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 133.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania and will air live on ESPN2.
Wisconsin is coming off an 83-58 loss to Ohio State at home this past weekend to fall to 3-5 on the season. The Badgers have now lost five of their last six games and they are 2-5 against the spread. Wisconsin is averaging just 68.1 points per game right now while allowing 64.2 points per contest. Ethan Happ is leading this team with 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while Brad Davison is adding 11.5 points and 2.1 steals per contest.
Penn State is coming off a 77-73 win at Iowa this past weekend to open up Big Ten play. The Nittany Lions are 7-2 on the season and 4-2-1 against the spread. Penn State is 3-0 against the spread at home. PSU is averaging 81 points per game on offense this season while allowing 68 points per game on defense. Tony Carr is leading Penn State with 20.6 points and 4.9 assists per game while Lamar Stevens is adding 15.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest.
Wisconsin has won nine straight meetings with Penn State coming into tonight, but the Nittany Lions are 8-2 against the spread in the last 10 meetings. The Badgers seem to be in a freefall right now. On top of the recent struggles, Wisconsin is 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 against the Big Ten. Penn State is 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record. The public betting is backing Penn State heavily and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: PENN STATE -4.5