Western Kentucky vs. Wisconsin Pick
Can Wisconsin finally get back on track tonight when the Badgers play host to Western Kentucky at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is favored at home, as the Badgers are getting odds of -6 points against Western Kentucky. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 135 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin and will air live at 8PM ET on FS1.
Wisconsin has lost two straight, falling to Marquette and Temple, to drop to 4-7 on the season. The Badgers are also only 3-6-1 against the spread. Wisconsin is putting up just 66.1 points per game on offense while holding opponents to 65.3 per contest. The team has loss D’Mitrik Trice and Kobe King to injuries. They averaged a combined 14.6 points per game this season. Ethan Happ is leading the team with 16.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
Western Kentucky is coming off an 89-84 loss at Ohio last weekend to fall to 6-3 on the season. The Hilltoppers are 5-2 against the spread, covering in five of their last six games. WKU is putting up 77.9 points per game on offense this season while allowing 71.4 per contest on defense. WKU has only been using eight players this season, but six are averaging double figures in scoring. Darius Thompson is leading the way with 13.8 points and 4.3 assists per game while Justin Johnson averages 11.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. It’s hard for me to like Wisconsin right now. I trusted the Badgers early in the year and they let me down. Now they have injuries that are weakening their team even further. Western Kentucky has great balance among its lineup and that will make it tough for this Wisconsin defense. The public betting is backing Western Kentucky and I think the Hilltoppers are going to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: WESTERN KENTUCKY +6