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Badgers vs Hoosiers Betting Preview

The Wisconsin Badgers are favored by 7 points in a Top 25 battle against Big Ten rival Indiana and recent trends point heavily to the Badgers winning and covering the college basketbal point spread here.

The Badgers are 7-1 ATS in the past 8 meetings with Indiana and is 10-1 SU in their past 11 at home against them. Overall, Wisconsin has won 20 of 25 home games while the Hoosiers are a weak 3-22 SU in their past 25 road games.

So when the Badgers play host to the Hoosiers at Kohl Center in NCAA basketball betting action Thursday, it's the top-rated defense in the nation (less than 50 PPG) against the upset-minded Hoosiers.

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Betting Line:
The Badgers are listed as 7-point favorites at most sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was settling in around 127 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Badgers) and the No. 40 (Hoosiers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-80 result in favor of the Badgers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Wisconsin's No. 144-rated squad against Indiana's No. 189-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Wisconsin rates No. 48 in the country with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 80 nationally with 7.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana owns the country's No. 297-rated mark, allowing 76.7 points per game on the highway. Wisconsin, on the other hand, rates No. 242 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 73-54 winner as they battled Penn State at home. They covered in the match as a 14-point favorite. Indiana earned a 73-54 victory over Penn State on Sunday, getting 18 points from Cody Zeller at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 67-63 winner as they battled Illinois on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Badgers grabbed a 67-63 win over the Fighting Illini on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Jordan Taylor at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Iowa are 6-4
After playing Penn State are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Penn State are 8-2
After playing Illinois are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

 

A few Hoosiers at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Indiana is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
Wisconsin is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Indiana
Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Indiana home to Iowa, Sunday, January 29
Wisconsin at Penn State, Tuesday, January 31

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