Let’s take a closer look at the college basketball odds for this Big Ten Conference matchup, with the opening tip scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET.
Struggling to find consistency
Indiana hasn’t won back-to-back games since mid-January, as it comes off a 61-56 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats as three-point road favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the betting total for the eighth time in nine affairs.
The Hoosiers committed a season-low seven turnovers last time out, which is a very surprising number due to turning the ball over on 22 percent of their offensive possessions over the course of the 2013-14 campaign.
College basketball handicappers will find that the program is 1-5-1 ATS in its last seven games following a SU win.
Wisconsin has won five games in a row, including a 79-74 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes as 5.5-point road underdogs last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total of 144.
The Badgers have four probable starters averaging in double figures, with sophomore forward Sam Dekker leading the way at 13.5 points a contest.
It’s important to point out that the squad is 1-6 ATS in its last seven home games versus teams with a losing road record.
The Hoosiers are worth a look as road underdogs in this affair due to their 95-66 SU advantage in this series, including a 75-72 victory as 3.5-point home underdogs in the first meeting this season on Jan. 14.
Indiana’s earlier win snapped a 12-game losing streak against Wisconsin, while the program was held to an average of 59.2 points in its first 11 contests under head coach Tom Crean in that situation.
Home court advantage
The Badgers have compiled a dominating 193-21 SU record at this venue under the direction of head coach Bo Ryan.
Wisconsin has defeated Indiana 11 straight times in front of its home fans, with the Badgers last losing to the Hoosiers in Madison in 1998—prior to Ryan’s arrival on campus.
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Badgers as one of their college basketball picks, as they’ve gone 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in this rivalry.
Free Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -10