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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Wisconsin Badgers Underdogs vs Northwestern Wildcats

The Northwestern Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Tuesday when they play host to the Wisconsin Badgers at Welsh-Ryan Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northwestern Wildcats betting line opened as -2-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northwestern Wildcats currently sport a 14-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-7-2 ATS. The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-8 and 6-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Northwestern Wildcats produce a 7-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wisconsin Badgers have gone 9-8 against the totals betting line.

This game puts the Northwestern Wildcats, most recently No. 29 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wisconsin Badgers, who rate No. 41 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Wisconsin is ranked No. 95 in NCAA basketball at 38.24 per game. Contrast that with Northwestern's No. 79 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northwestern is the No. 20-ranked team in the country at 9.35 per game, while Wisconsin rates No. 204 at 5.82 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Badgers got 17 points from Nigel Hayes, but it was Maryland that prevailed in a 63-60 final on Saturday at Kohl Center.

The battle between the Wildcats and Golden Gophers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Minnesota was handed a 77-52 defeat on Saturday at Williams Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 7 games
  • Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • Northwestern is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Wisconsin

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin home to Michigan State, Sunday, January 17th
Northwestern at Penn State, Saturday, January 16th