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Big Ten Tournament - Minnesota Golden Gophers take on Badgers in NCAA basketball test

Minnesota Golden GophersWisconsin Badgers
20-12March 14, 2014, 06:30 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse25-6

Wisconsin will look to improve on its 25-6 record on Friday when they face Minnesota in Big Ten tournament betting action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

And they are just 3-8 ATS in 11 recent meetings with the Badgers. [ No line was posted early Friday, visit Bovada later for the opening spread and total ]

Supporters of the Golden Gophers have watched them go 20-12 and 13-14-2 ATS on the year, while the Badgers are at 25-6 and 15-15-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Badgers are 17-14, while the Golden Gophers have a 11-17 mark.

View Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Badgers rated this week at No. 39 and the Golden Gophers sitting at No. 218.

Minnesota was a 63-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Penn State. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Austin Hollins scored 18 points leading the Golden Gophers to a 63-56 victory over Penn State at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday.

Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 77-68 loser as they battled Nebraska on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Badgers endured a 77-68 loss at the hands of the Cornhuskers on Sunday, despite a 14-point effort from Frank Kaminsky at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wisconsin's No. 85-ranked offense, averaging 73.19 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 81 at 67.34 PPG. The Badgers field goal percentage has averaged 45.55% so far, more than the Golden Gophers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.93% per game.