Arizona vs. Wisconsin Elite Eight Odds
The top two seeds in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament will meet in the Elite Eight on Saturday night as the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats tip off against the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers.
Arizona topped San Diego State in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, after getting past Weber State and Gonzaga in their first two games of the tournament. Wisconsin is coming off victories over American, Oregon, and Baylor in their first three games.
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Arizona lost three straight Elite Eight games while Wisconsin is 8-2 ATS in its past 10 tournament games. Wisconsin lost five straight games to No. 1 seeds (but 3-0 ATS past three) – last victory vs No. 1 was 2000 vs Zona,
For totals bettors, the OVER is 7-1 past eight meetings of 1 and 2 seeds. There has been very little edge for top seeds against 2s over the years (16-14 SU since 1997).
The Wildcats are 33-4 so far on the season, and 21-15 ATS vs. the number. The Badgers, meanwhile, are 29-7 and 19-16-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Arizona go 12-23-1 and the Badgers go 20-16 on the totals.
The Wildcats sit at No. 6 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Badgers sit at No. 34 on the same chart.
Wisconsin was a 69-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Baylor. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Badgers grabbed a 69-52 win over the Bears on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Frank Kaminsky at Honda Center.
Arizona was a 70-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against San Diego State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 70-64 win over the Aztecs on Thursday, behind a 15-point effort from Aaron Gordon at Honda Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Badgers rank No. 193 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.36 per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Arizona is college basketball's No. 188-ranked team at 5.38 per game, while the Badgers rate No. 29 with 7.86 per game.
A few Badgers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 7 games
Arizona is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games