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March Madness - Wisconsin American Betting Preview

American EaglesWisconsin Badgers
20-12March 20, 2014, 12:40 | Bradley Center26-7

No. 2 Wisconsin will be a big favorite against American in West Region betting action at the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, but they're just 4-10 ATS in their past 14 games as the chalk.

Wisconsin opened as 10-point chalk but the line was -13.5 at Bovada Wednesday. The total was 122 over at 5Dimes.

Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in its past seven first-round games. American won the Patriot League title and ended the year on 5-1 SU run, so bettors have some hope of the upset.

Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 20-12 and 4-0 ATS on the year, while the Badgers are at 26-7 and 16-16-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Badgers are 19-14, while the Eagles have a 0-4 mark.

View American Eagles vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Badgers at No. 34 and the Eagles at No. 193 heading into this contest.

In their last action, American was a 55-36 winner on the road against Boston University. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles grabbed a 55-36 win over the Terriers on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Darius Gardner at Case Gymnasium.

Wisconsin lost its last outing, an 83-75 result against Michigan State on March 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Frank Kaminsky went off for 28 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Michigan State handed Wisconsin an 83-75 defeat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

A few Eagles at Badgers trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games