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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers in college hoops odds

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Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Williams Arena

Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

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Williams Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Minnesota Golden Gophers and the visiting Wisconsin Badgers in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Badgers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 12-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Gophers are 11-10 ATS. Wisconsin is 7-14 on the totals; Minnesota is 10-11.

View Wisconsin vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as 1-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 36-rated Wisconsin taking on the No. 97-rated Golden Gophers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-67 win for the Badgers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 153 nationally ranked offense (69.2 points per game) against a Badgers defense that sits as the No. 1 at 49.8 PPG. The Golden Gophers have been averaging 47.5% from the field, more than the Badgers have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).

Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.4 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 209 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 58-52 loser as they battled Ohio State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Ryan Evans scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Badgers to a win (they lost 58-52 to Ohio State at Kohl Center on Saturday).

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 69-61 winner as they battled Nebraska on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Minnesota earned a 69-61 victory over Nebraska on Sunday, getting 15 points from Chip Armelin at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Michigan State are 7-3
After playing Ohio State are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Ohio State are 3-7
After playing Nebraska are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Badgers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Wisconsin is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Wisconsin
Minnesota is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Wisconsin at Michigan State, Thursday, February 16
Minnesota home to Ohio State, Tuesday, February 14

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