Suppose that a college basketball team could mirror that school’s football team. That is certainly the case with the University of Wisconsin. Badgers basketball relies on stout defense and fundamentals for its success. Just as the UW football team does. Correspondingly Wisconsin has CBB betting success when they stick to that formula. When they don’t disaster ensues. Meanwhile, Brad Underwood is looking for a breakthrough in his third season at Illinois. The results have been mixed. But a win over Michigan was indicative of the Illini potential. Contrarily to Wisconsin the Illini use offense as the catalyst for their success.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin|
|Illinois vs. Wisconsin TV Coverage:||BTN|
|Illini vs. Wisconsin CBB Betting odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers Overview
Resurgent Wisconsin has an online betting record of 9-5 straight up, 7-7 against the spread and 6-8 under the total. Late results have Bucky Badger getting the cash in five of the last six outings. UW has national metrics of 258th for scoring offense, but 21st for points allowed. While the offense has often been an eyesore in the first two months it has begun to improve. Most important of all was a January 3rd 61-57 statement-making breakout win at Ohio State.
Counter to that is an Illinois record of 9-5 straight up, 7-6-1 vs. the odds and 6-8 under the total. Brad Underwood’s team has paid in only one of their last four matchups. Overall the Fighting Illini have national metrics of 44th for scoring offense and 134th for points against. In comparison to Wisconsin, the Fighting Illini have slipped in performance heading into Big Ten play.
Key Fighting Illini: G Ayo Dosunmu (15.8 PTS, 3.9 REB, 2.9 AST, 48.1% FGPCT, 76.3 FTPCT, 28.0 3PPCT), C Kofi Cockburn (15.2 PTS, 9.6 REB, 55.3 FGPCT, 66.3 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), G Andres Feliz (11.5 PTS, 5.1 REB, 3.3 AST, 48.7 FGPCT, 76.3 FTPCT, 25.0 3PPCT)
Key Badgers: F Nate Reuvers (14.9 PTS, 5.6 REB, 2.3 BLK, 48.7 FGPCT, 80.0 FTPCT, 31.8 3PPCTG), G D’Mitrik Trice (10.3 PTS, 4.3 REB, 3.3 AST, 39.2 FGPCT, 84.0 FTPCT, 34.7 3PPCT), G Kobe King (10.2 PTS, 3.2 REB, 47.5 FGPCT, 71.4 FTPCT, 27.3 3PPCT)
Illinois vs. Wisconsin against the spread
The Fighting Illini are:
- 3-5 against the spread on the road
- 2-9 under the total in their last 11 away games
- 1-5 vs. the line as an underdog
- 1-7 under the total when getting points
- 2-6 on the board in their last eight games at Wisconsin
- 1-5 under the total at Wisconsin
The Badgers are:
- 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games
- 5-1 over the total when playing at the Kohl Center
- 3-7 with the odds in their last 10 games as a favorite
- 7-4 over the total as a chalk
- 13-2 on the board head to head with Illinois
- 1-7 under the total in their last eight games with the Fighting Illini
Illinois Fighting Illini Vs. Wisconsin Badgers CBB Betting Picks
Wisconsin has the proven CBB Betting value in its series with Illinois. Including the Fighting Illini record on the road and at Wisconsin the Badgers make for the play.
Illinois vs. Wisconsin CBB Bets pick: Wisconsin Badgers
Illinois vs. Wisconsin CBB Bets Score Prediction: Badgers 74, Illinois 65