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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Wisconsin Badgers

Louis Brown Athletic Center features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the visiting Wisconsin Badgers in college hoops betting odds action on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rutgers Scarlet Knights betting line as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 7-8 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-6 ATS. Wisconsin Badgers are 7-8 on betting the total; Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-7.

This game puts the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, most recently No. 79 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wisconsin Badgers, who rate No. 118 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rutgers's No. 5-rated squad against Wisconsin's No. 254-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rutgers rates No. 261 in the country with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight, the Wisconsin Badgers rank No. 182 nationally with 7 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wisconsin earned a 71-61 victory over Indiana on Tuesday, getting 28 points from Ethan Happ at Kohl Center.

Rutgers was run off the court by the Boilermakers on Wednesday as Purdue routed them 82-51 at Mackey Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Rutgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Wisconsin

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin at Nebraska, Tuesday, January 9th
Rutgers at Michigan State, Wednesday, January 10th