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Wisconsin Badgers Home to Chicago State Cougars in NCAA Basketball Betting

Wisconsin looks to cover the Badgers-Cougars pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 6-7 mark when they host Chicago State in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Wisconsin Badgers betting line opened as -29.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Chicago State Cougars vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Wisconsin Badgers battles the Chicago State Cougars, currently sitting with a 2-13 mark (1-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 6-6 for the Wisconsin Badgers and 3-1 for the Chicago State Cougars.

This game puts the Wisconsin Badgers, most recently No. 165 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Chicago State Cougars, who rate No. 337 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Wisconsin's No. 235 nationally ranked offense (68.38 points per game) against a Chicago State Cougars defense that sits as the No. 258 at 85.93 PPG. The Wisconsin Badgers have been averaging 45.76% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (40.13% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Glen Burns scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 88-76 to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Vadalabene Center on Tuesday).

The Badgers blew out Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 81-60 win at Kohl Center.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Wisconsin is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago State at Western Michigan, Saturday, December 30th
Wisconsin at UMass-Lowell, Saturday, December 30th