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Wildcats face Wisconsin Badgers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

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Feb 27, 6:00 PM | Kohl Center

Northwestern Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD21-6

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Wildcats of Northwestern hit the hard court against the Badgers of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin battles the Wildcats, currently sitting with a 16-11 mark (10-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-10-2 for the Badgers and 13-8 for the Wildcats.

View Northwestern vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Wisconsin sat as 12-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Badgers rated this week at No. 70 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 210. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-71 result in favor of the Badgers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wisconsin's No. 179-ranked offense, averaging 68.9 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 187 at 68 PPG. The Badgers field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northwestern owns the country's No. 261-rated mark, allowing 74.3 points per game on the highway. Wisconsin, on the other hand, rates No. 129 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 66-52 loser as they battled Penn State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Northwestern suffered a 66-52 loss against Penn State on Thursday, getting 22 points from Michael Thompson in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Wisconsin won its last outing, a 53-52 result against Michigan on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Badgers grabbed a 53-52 win over the Wolverines on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Jordan Taylor at Crisler Arena.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Penn State are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Wildcats at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northwestern's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Northwestern is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Northwestern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northwestern
Wisconsin is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Northwestern
Wisconsin is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Northwestern home to Minnesota, Wednesday, March 2
Wisconsin at Indiana, Thursday, March 3