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Wisconsin Badgers Host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Wisconsin Badgers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights pay a visit to Kohl Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Wisconsin Badgers as -18-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers sit at 8-6 (4-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are currently 6-8 (6-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Wisconsin is 8-6 OU, and Rutgers is 4-6 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wisconsin Badgers at No. 66 and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at No. 267 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rutgers is ranked No. 101 in NCAA basketball at 38.43 per game. Contrast that with Wisconsin's No. 64 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisconsin is the No. 210-ranked team in the country at 5.71 per game, while Rutgers rates No. 237 at 5.21 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Scarlet Knights got 20 points from Omari Grier, but it was Indiana that prevailed in a 79-72 final on Wednesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Wisconsin got 17 points from Nigel Hayes but lost anyway, 61-55, to Purdue on Tuesday at Kohl Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • Rutgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Wisconsin is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers at Maryland, Wednesday, January 6th
Wisconsin at Indiana, Tuesday, January 5th