Late tonight, the undefeated Broncos and Badgers will have at it inside the Kohl Center and the college basketball odds favor Wisconsin in a big way -- will they get the cover at home?
Well, there's no question what the oddsmakers are thinking for tonight's game at Wisconsin. They're expecting a big win for the Badgers, and it's hard to disagree. Right now, they're favored by 16.5 points on the majority of NCAA Basketball odds.
The game's total is currently trading at 135 points. We know Wisconsin tends to dominate on the defensive end, so we can't complain about a pretty low number.
Not much too complain about if you're a fan of the Badgers. They've looked every bit as dominant as everyone expected.
We've seen Wisconsin in action three times this season, and in each game they've won comfortably. They've beaten Northern Kentucky, Chattanooga and Green Bay with ease, with each victory coming by at least 24 points.
On Wednesday, the Badgers overcame the Phoenix 84-60 at home. Not only did Wisconsin shoot over 50 percent from the floor, but they also locked things down defensively, holding Green Bay to 35.4 percent shooting and only two 3-pointers overall. Wisconsin also had only seven turnovers in the win.
The trio of Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes had their way with the Phoenix, combining for 64 total points. Kaminsky had 20 points and 15 rebounds (and seven blocks), with Hayes going for 25 points and 11 rebounds. It was a dominant display from Wisconsin on both ends of the court.
The Badgers haven't given us a reason not to have full trust in them. They came in pegged as one of the true national championship contenders, and have looked the part. They're going to be a mighty difficult team to beat this season, and Boise State is likely to find that out the hard way.
Boise State Broncos
While the Broncos are still unbeaten (3-0) on the year, they've had to work extremely hard to protect that unblemished record.
It started with a six-point win over San Diego, and was then followed by an eight-point victory over Loyola-Marymount. Then there was the team's most recent outing, a double overtime win over Montana.
It was a rough day the office for Boise State, as they shot just 33.3 percent from the floor overall. If it wasn't for Anthony Drmic, who knows what would have happened. He went off for 29 points on 9-of-17 shooting and he was just one of two players to reach double-digit scoring in the close call. Nick Duncan had 15 points and six rebounds in 41 minutes of action.
There's no doubt who the main man is for the Broncos. Drmic has been on fire to start the season, averaging 20.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest in three games. He's shooting 39.1 percent from three, so we know Bo Ryan is going to have Wisconsin ready for the challenge he'll present.
However, other than Drmic, Boise State doesn't have much talent to truly count on. Duncan and Mikey Thompson have averaged in double figures, but just barely, and they haven't contributed much in terms of other peripheral stats.
NCAA Basketball Pick
There's no way we're fading the Badgers. They look to be in midseason form already and have plenty of firepower to cover even the largest of spreads.
Some will look at Boise State's 3-0 record and believe they're the play as such a huge underdog, but there's a reason this number is so chalky. Wisconsin has everything needed to blow teams out, and that's what we expect them to do. Look for Kaminsky to dominate inside once again.
As a result, we'll be recommending that readers add Wisconsin to their College Basketball picks for another busy day of action. Best of luck with all of your sports picks!
Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -16 at BetOnline