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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Wisconsin Badgers Betting Odds and Trends

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Madison Square Garden Saturday as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights look to beat the odds vs the Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in this one found them listed as 17.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Badgers was expected to move the line.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Wisconsin Badgers have watched them go 17-3 and 10-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are at 12-9 and 7-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-11-1, while the Wisconsin Badgers have a 8-9 mark.

The Scarlet Knights - Badgers odds would favor the Badgers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rutgers is rated No. 295 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wisconsin is at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rutgers's No. 232-ranked scoring average of 67.48 PPG, against a Wisconsin Badgers defense rated No. 7 and allowing 60.9 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights FG% has averaged 41.55% to date this season, less than the Wisconsin Badgers shooters have managed so far (47.99% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Badgers blew out Penn State on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 82-55 win at Kohl Center.

Rutgers suffered a 67-55 loss against Maryland on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Corey Sanders in a losing effort at Xfinity Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Wisconsin is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rutgers
  • Rutgers is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Rutgers is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rutgers's last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wisconsin

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin at Illinois, Tuesday, January 31st
Rutgers at Iowa, Tuesday, January 31st