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Elite Eight: Wisconsin takes on Arizona

Elite Eight: Wisconsin Badgers take on Arizona Wildcats

The two two seeds in the West Region will battle for a berth in the Final Four on Saturday as the No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers and the No. 2 Arizona Wildcats take the floor together at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in Elite Eight betting action.

The Badgers are coming off a 79-72 win over No. 4 North Carolina in the Sweet 16, paying off for anyone who took them as 6.5-point betting favorites in that contest. The Wildcats got past No. 6 Xavier by a 68-60 score in their Sweet 16 matchup, failing to cover the 11.5-point spread in that game.

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Looking at the betting trends for this matchup, Wisconsin is 8-3-1 ATS in its past 12 games as an underdog, 3-0 ATS in its last three Elite Eight games, and 10-4-1 ATS in its past 15 games as a March Madness underdog. Arizona has lost four straight Elite Eight games since 2001, and the Wildcats are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against No. 1 seeds.

Arizona Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers are 34-3 so far on the season, and 19-17-1 ATS vs the number. The Arizona Wildcats, meanwhile, are 34-3 and 23-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wisconsin go 17-20 and the Arizona Wildcats go 16-21 on betting totals.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wisconsin Badgers at No. 5 and the Arizona Wildcats at No. 1 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.


How Arizona Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Arizona is ranked No. 32 in NCAA basketball at 37.22 per game. Contrast that with Wisconsin's No. 153 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisconsin is the No. 64-ranked team in the country at 7.08 per game, while Arizona rates No. 212 at 5.16 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got 17 points from T.J. McConnell as Arizona ran past Xavier 68-60 on Thursday at Staples Center.

Sam Dekker scored 23 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Wisconsin on Thursday, leading the Badgers to a 79-72 victory over North Carolina at Staples Center.