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Wisconsin vs Indiana Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Badgers vs Hoosiers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wisconsin Badgers at Indiana Hoosiers
- Where: Bloomington at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Wisconsin +4, WISC +154 | IND -188 O/U 136.5
Through 15 games, the Wisconsin Badgers have an overall record of 11-4. On the road, the Badgers will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 3-2. So far, the Badgers have been the underdog 6 times, going 3-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Wisconsin will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Chucky Hepburn who is averaging 13.0 points per game for the Badgers. Hepburn is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Badgers’ offensive game plan is the play of Steven Crowl who has hit 50.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.93 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Wisconsin this season, as they are currently ranked 219th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Badgers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.2%, placing them 410th in the NCAA.
Through 16 games, the Indiana Hoosiers have an overall record of 10-6. Currently, the Hoosiers have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 8-2. The Hoosiers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Indiana has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 10-2.
Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into today’s game as the Hoosiers’ leading scorer at 17.38 points per contest. Not only has Jackson-Davis been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Indiana’s top rebounder at 9.69 boards per contest. Behind Jackson-Davis, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jalen Hood-Schifino, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.23 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.3% of his shots and is adding 4.38 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Indiana this season, as they are currently ranked 184th in college basketball at 71.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hoosiers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 258th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Wisconsin Badgers +4
Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the Wisconsin Badgers to cover the spread as the +4 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both Wisconsin and Indiana to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 468th and 423rd, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Badgers, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread on the road. In Wisconsin’s last 10 games on the road, they are 7-3 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Badgers to cover.
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