Wisconsin does things the old-fashioned way. In an era of playground basketball, the Badgers clampdown. Defense, worth ethic, and toughness are the Wisconsin recipe. While it’s not always pretty, it’s highly effective. The masses perpetually ignore Wisconsin. Sharps keep a close eye on the Badgers because of that. Counter to that is a disappointing Northwestern team. To be exact, the Wildcats are rapidly losing College Basketball odds value. What’s most disturbing is that Northwestern’s defense is no defense at all. The work ethic that propelled them into March Madness is gone.
Northwestern Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin|
|Northwestern at Wisconsin TV Coverage:||BTN|
Northwestern Wildcats at Wisconsin Badgers SBG Odds Overview
On this occasion, Wisconsin will generate the majority of online betting support. Northwestern has no appeal with casual gamblers. Sharps find little to buy into either.
Northwestern Wildcats Team Overview
Late on, Northwestern is in free fall on the board. The Wildcats have failed to cover their last five games. Three of their previous four games cleared the total. Northwestern is 6-6 straight up, 5-6 against the spread, and 7-4 over the total. Overall, the Wildcats rank 75th for scoring offense and 229th for points allowed. Northwestern ranks 51st out of 350 teams for 3-point field goals. Of major concern are rankings of 213 defending opposition 3-point shots. And Northwestern ranks 235th for defensive rebounding.
Forward Miller Kopp leads with 13.5 points per game. And then forward Pete Nance averages 11.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest.
Wisconsin Badgers Team Overview
Wisconsin is 11-3 straight up, 6-7-1 vs. the line, and 8-6 over the total. In sum, UW ranks 147th for scoring offense and 29th for points allowed. Wisconsin ranks 47th for defending opposition field goals. So too do the Badgers rank 23rd for 3-point field goals and 38th for free throws?
Guard D’Mitrik Trice leads with 15 points per game. Second in scoring is forward Micah Potter, with 12.3 points and seven rebounds per game.
Northwestern Wildcats at #10 Wisconsin Badgers vs. The Line
- Northwestern is 17-25 against the spread in all games
- The Wildcats are 8-8 on the board in away games
- In Big Ten games, Northwestern is 12-17 vs. the odds
- To summarize. Northwestern is 22-18-1 over the total
- The Wildcats are 10-6 to the over in road games
- Northwestern is 15-14 over the total in Big Ten games
- Wisconsin is 23-21-1 over the total in all games
- At Kohl Center. the Badgers are 18-7-1 to the over
- Wisconsin is 14-12-1 over the total in Big Ten games
Northwestern Wildcats at #10 Wisconsin Badgers Head-to-Head vs. Spread
Northwestern has covered only one of their last five games with Wisconsin. Only two of the last seven in this series went under the total. Specifically, at Wisconsin, the Badgers covered two of their previous three against Northwestern. The last two meetings between these teams at UW stayed under the total.
Northwestern Wildcats at #10 Wisconsin Badgers SBG Free Picks
As mentioned earlier, the Badgers have had the College basketball odds advantage in this series. Northwestern’s recent problems add to the Badgers’ case.
Northwestern vs. Wisconsin SBG Best Bet: Wisconsin Badgers.