Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Minnesota when they take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Badgers bring a 13-6 record (6-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-4 Golden Gophers, who are 11-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wisconsin go 6-9 so far and the Golden Gophers go 8-6.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Badgers installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 42 (Badgers) and the No. 6 (Golden Gophers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-78 result in favor of the Badgers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wisconsin's No. 146 nationally ranked offense (68.9 points per game) against a Golden Gophers defense that sits as the No. 79 at 62.2 PPG. The Badgers have been averaging 43.8% from the field, less than the Golden Gophers have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).
Defensively, Minnesota features the nation's No. 117-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 127 nationally in scoring at home.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 55-48 result against Northwestern on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Minnesota got 14 points from Trevor Mbakwe but lost anyway, 55-48, to Northwestern on Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Wisconsin lost its last outing, a 49-47 result against Michigan State on January 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Badgers endured a 49-47 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Tuesday, despite a 10-point effort from Mike Bruesewitz at Kohl Center.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Nebraska are 7-3
After playing Northwestern are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Ohio State are 9-1
After playing Michigan State are 9-1
After a loss are 9-1
A few Golden Gophers at Badgers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 10-1-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Wisconsin is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
Wisconsin is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota home to Nebraska, Tuesday, January 29
Wisconsin at Ohio State, Tuesday, January 29