Minnesota Golden Gophers battle vs Wisconsin Badgers highlights college basketball odds menu
Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Wisconsin Badgers pay a visit to Williams Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
The Golden Gophers bring a 17-7 record (13-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-7 Badgers, who are 8-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Minnesota go 9-10 so far and the Badgers go 9-11.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as 5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Golden Gophers) and the No. 31 (Badgers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-74 result in favor of the Badgers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Minnesota's No. 20-rated squad against Wisconsin's No. 84-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 246 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 39 nationally with 7.8 per match.
Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.4 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Wisconsin was a 65-62 winner at home against Michigan. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Ben Brust scored 14 points leading the Badgers to a 65-62 victory over Michigan at Kohl Center on Saturday.
Minnesota was a 57-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against Illinois. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Gophers got 16 points from Austin Hollins, but it was Illinois that prevailed in a 57-53 final on Sunday at Williams Arena.
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ohio State are 9-1
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Iowa are 6-4
After playing Illinois are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Badgers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Wisconsin is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing at home against Wisconsin
Minnesota is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Wisconsin home to Ohio State, Sunday, February 17
Minnesota at Iowa, Sunday, February 17