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Minnesota Golden Gophers battle vs Wisconsin Badgers highlights college basketball odds menu

Wisconsin BadgersMinnesota Golden Gophers
16-2January 22, 2014, 09:00 | Williams Arena14-5

Williams Arena will host Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Badgers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 10-7-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Gophers are 6-9-1 ATS. Wisconsin is 11-6 on the totals; Minnesota is 6-9.

View Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Gophers installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 37-rated Golden Gophers and the No. 8-ranked Badgers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Wisconsin lost its last outing, a 77-70 result against Michigan on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Josh Gasser scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Badgers to a win (they lost 77-70 to Michigan at Kohl Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Badgers is ranked No. 184 in NCAA hoops at 34.39 per game. Contrast that with Minnesota’s No. 95 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Minnesota is the No. 58-ranked team in the country at 7.58 per game, while Wisconsin rates No. 20 at 8.22 per game.

Next up:
Wisconsin at Purdue, Saturday, January 25th
Minnesota at Nebraska, Sunday, January 26th