Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Prediction
The biggest battle in the Big Ten on Thursday will pit 9-1 Minnesota versus 8-2 Wisconsin at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Badgers are laying 8 points as the home favorite but were also shocked by Maryland as a 9.5-point favorite at the Kohl Center on Monday night. Will the Badgers rebound?
725 Minnesota Golden Gophers (+8) at 726 Wisconsin Badgers (-8); o/u 140.5
4:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, December 31, 2020
Venue: Kohl Center, Madison, WI
TV: Big Ten Network
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin College Basketball Prediction
The Golden Gophers are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games as a road underdog, have failed to cover in four of their last five road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 and are just 1-5 at the betting window in their last six road games following three or more consecutive home games.
Meanwhile, the Badgers are 2-0-2 against the spread in their last four games following a loss, are 4-1-2 against the number in their last seven games after an ATS loss and are 8-2-1 at the betting window in their last 11 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. Wisconsin is 7-3-2 against the spread in its last 12 games when facing an opponent with a winning record as well.
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