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Wisconsin Has Been A Money Pit For Bettors

Wisconsin has seen their Big Ten lead evaporate thanks to back-to-back losses in their past two outings. Though there have been recent issues on the court, bettors should have been fading the Badgers for some time, as Wisconsin is 3-8 ATS in their past 11 games and have not covered in their past four. Wisconsin will hope to bounce back both SU and ATS when they host the Maryland Terrapins Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • Maryland is 9-1-1 ATS in their past 11 games.
  • Wisconsin is 15-1 SU in their past 16 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the past 5 games between Wisconsin and Maryland.

Wisconsin’s offense has been downright awful during their last two games, as the Badgers have averaged 58.5 points while shooting 38.2 percent from the field. It may not get any easier moving forward either depending on the health of Bronson Koenig. The senior has been playing with a strained calf muscle but was left out of Wisconsin’s last game against Michigan. Freshman D’Mitrik Trice has gotten the bulk of the time at the point guard spot the past two games but shot just 24.4 percent in that span.

Maryland has primarily depended on senior Melo Trimble to carry the team offensively. The Terps’ guard averages 17.2 ppg, which is over six points more than anyone else on the team and has taken 100 more shots than any other player. After Trimble, the team’s three leading scorers are all freshman.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wisconsin Badgers betting line as -7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Maryland Terrapins vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Wisconsin Badgers are 21-5 overall and 11-12 ATS, while the Maryland Terrapins are 22-4 and 16-8-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Wisconsin boasts a 9-13-1 on the OU, and Maryland is 11-14.

This game puts the Wisconsin Badgers, most recently No. 64 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Maryland Terrapins, who rate No. 82 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Wisconsin's No. 49-rated squad against Maryland's No. 101-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Wisconsin rates No. 134 in the country with 7.42 per game, while their foes tonight, the Maryland Terrapins rank No. 73 nationally with 8.35 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Terrapins used a 32-point performance from Melo Trimble to help Maryland smack Northwestern 74-64 on Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Ethan Happ scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Badgers to a win (they lost 64-58 to Michigan at Crisler Center on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 9-1-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Maryland is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games
  • Maryland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland home to Minnesota, Wednesday, February 22nd
Wisconsin at Ohio State, Thursday, February 23rd

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