Against The Spread Pick
Neither of these two teams spots are safe in the NCAA Tournament and they are going to have to continue to prove themselves. Winning on the road in the Big Ten is already hard and Wisconsin at home can’t afford to drop both to the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers is just 1-6 on the road and will have their hands full against a Badger’s team that has won three straight games and is 12-1 at home. Five of the six road losses for Rutgers have been by at least five points, and Wisconsin seems to keep getting better and better. I like them here to get a big home victory and cover.
Over Under Pick
The over is going to be the play here. Both teams look good on paper, but these two teams are going to have to score to win. Rutgers has scored 63 points or more in eight of their last ten games and allowed 63 points or more in six of those games. Wisconsin has averaged 71 points in its last four Big Ten home games while allowing an average of 63 points in those same games. Even though these are two good defenses I think this is going to be a close back and forth game. Back the over.