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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Wisconsin Badgers at Williams Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were listed as 3-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Wisconsin Badgers have watched them go 15-3 and 9-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are at 15-4 and 10-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-10, while the Wisconsin Badgers have a 6-9 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 53 and the Wisconsin Badgers sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the nation's No. 148-rated offensive output, at 74.32 PPG. The visiting Wisconsin Badgers defense ranks No. 8 allowing on average 60.39 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 43.31% so far, less than the Minnesota Badgers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.91% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wisconsin earned a 68-64 victory over Michigan on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Bronson Koenig at Kohl Center.

The Golden Gophers endured a 52-50 loss at the hands of the Nittany Lions on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Reggie Lynch at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Wisconsin is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Wisconsin's last 19 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
  • Minnesota is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wisconsin
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Wisconsin

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin home to Penn State, Tuesday, January 24th
Minnesota at Ohio State, Wednesday, January 25th

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