Wisconsin Badgers home to Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix in NCAA Basketball betting action
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers will try to cover the spread at Kohl Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix in NCAA basketball action.
The Badgers bring a 6-4 record (3-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-5 Phoenix, who are 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wisconsin go 3-3 so far and the Phoenix go 0-2.
Bettors looking to side with Wisconsin in this one found them as 18-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Badgers - Phoenix odds would favor the Badgers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wisconsin is rated No. 69 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wisc-Green Bay is at No. 243. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-65 win for the Badgers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Phoenix is ranked No. 128 in NCAA hoops at 36.6 per game. Contrast that with Wisconsin’s No. 89 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisconsin is the No. 27-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Wisc-Green Bay rates No. 292 at 4.6 per game.
Defensively, Wisc-Green Bay features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Wisc-Green Bay, they were a 74-68 loser as they battled Tennessee Tech on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Keifer Sykes scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Phoenix to a win (they lost 74-68 to Tennessee Tech at Eblen Center on Thursday).
Wisconsin lost its last outing, a 60-50 result against Marquette on December 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Wisconsin suffered a 60-50 loss against Marquette on Saturday, getting 9 points from Ryan Evans in a losing effort at Bradley Center.
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Southern Illinois are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Marquette are 10-0
After a loss are 8-2
A few Phoenix at Badgers trends to consider:
Wisc-Green Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wisc-Green Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wisc-Green Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wisc-Green Bay
Wisconsin is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Wisc-Green Bay
Wisconsin is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Wisconsin is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Wisc-Green Bay home to Southern Illinois, Saturday, December 15
Wisconsin home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, December 22