March Madness - Wisconsin American Betting Preview

American Eagles Wisconsin Badgers
20-12 March 20, 2014, 12:40 | Bradley Center 26-7

No. 2 Wisconsin will be a big favorite against American in West Region betting action at the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, but they're just 4-10 ATS in their past 14 games as the chalk.

Wisconsin opened as 10-point chalk but the line was -13.5 at Bovada Wednesday. The total was 122 over at 5Dimes.

Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in its past seven first-round games. American won the Patriot League title and ended the year on 5-1 SU run, so bettors have some hope of the upset.

Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 20-12 and 4-0 ATS on the year, while the Badgers are at 26-7 and 16-16-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Badgers are 19-14, while the Eagles have a 0-4 mark.

View American Eagles vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Badgers at No. 34 and the Eagles at No. 193 heading into this contest.

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In their last action, American was a 55-36 winner on the road against Boston University. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles grabbed a 55-36 win over the Terriers on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Darius Gardner at Case Gymnasium.

Wisconsin lost its last outing, an 83-75 result against Michigan State on March 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Frank Kaminsky went off for 28 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Michigan State handed Wisconsin an 83-75 defeat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

A few Eagles at Badgers trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games