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Wisconsin Badgers Face the Minnesota Golden Gophers: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Wednesday when they play host to the Wisconsin Badgers at Williams Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Minnesota Golden Gophers to cover the point spread in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-19 overall and 10-15 ATS, while the Wisconsin Badgers are 19-10 and 15-14 ATS. As for the betting totals, Minnesota boasts a 15-10 on the OU, and Wisconsin is 13-16.

This game puts the Minnesota Golden Gophers, most recently No. 216 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wisconsin Badgers, who rate No. 40 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the nation's No. 197-rated offensive output, at 69.82 PPG. The visiting Wisconsin Badgers defense ranks No. 18 allowing on average 64 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 41.29% so far, less than the Minnesota Badgers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.27% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wisconsin got 19 points from Bronson Koenig en route to a 68-57 victory over Michigan on Sunday at Kohl Center.

Jordan Murphy scored 22 points and chipped in with 22 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 84-71 against Illinois in college basketball action at State Farm Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Wisconsin is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin at Purdue, Sunday, March 6th
Minnesota at Rutgers, Saturday, March 5th