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NCAAB betting line favors Badgers over Wildcats

Northwestern WildcatsWisconsin Badgers
Jan 18, 9:00 PM | Kohl Center

Northwestern Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds


The Wisconsin Badgers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northwestern Wildcats at Kohl Center on Wednesday in NCAAB play.

The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 6-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Badgers are 10-6 ATS. Northwestern is 8-4 against the total, while Wisconsin is 5-11 versus the number.

View Northwestern vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Badgers are listed as 10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 36-rated Badgers and the No. 138-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-68 result in favor of the Badgers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wisconsin's No. 242 nationally ranked offense (64.9 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 157 at 66.1 PPG. The Badgers have been averaging 43.2% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, Northwestern features the nation's No. 227-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 263 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were an 81-74 winner as they battled Michigan State at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. John Shurna scored 22 points leading the Wildcats to an 81-74 victory over Michigan State at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday.

In their last action, Wisconsin was a 50-45 winner at home against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Jordan Taylor scored 19 points leading the Badgers to a 50-45 victory over Nebraska at Kohl Center on Sunday.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Michigan State are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Illinois are 7-3
After playing Nebraska are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Wildcats at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Northwestern is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Northwestern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northwestern
Wisconsin is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Northwestern
Wisconsin is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing at home against Northwestern

Next up:
Northwestern at Minnesota, Sunday, January 22
Wisconsin at Illinois, Sunday, January 22