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Wisconsin Badgers vs Northwestern Wildcats Preview

Northwestern Wildcats Wisconsin Badgers
10-11 January 29, 2014, 09:00 | Kohl Center 17-3



The Northwestern Wildcats will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Badgers in Wisconsin at Kohl Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Badgers bring a 17-3 record (11-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-11 Wildcats, who are 7-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wisconsin go 12-7 so far and the Wildcats go 6-14.

View Northwestern Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Wisconsin Badgers as -17.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Badgers sit at No. 11 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 304 on the same chart.

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In their last action, Northwestern was a 76-50 loser at home against Iowa. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Northwestern was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Iowa and falling by a 76-50 score at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

In their last action, Wisconsin was a 72-58 winner on the road against Purdue. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Wisconsin got 16 points from Frank Kaminsky en route to a 72-58 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Mackey Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wisconsin's No. 81-ranked scoring average of 75.2 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 32 and allowing 64.05 PPG. The Badgers FG% has averaged 46.94% to date this season, more than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (39.37% per game).

A few Wildcats at Badgers trends to consider:
Northwestern is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Northwestern is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 5 games
Northwestern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Wisconsin is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 7 games
Wisconsin is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Northwestern at Minnesota, Saturday, February 1st
Wisconsin at Ohio State, Saturday, February 1st