Against The Spread Pick
The Wisconsin Badgers sure shook up the Big Ten standings on Saturday when they were able to escape at home against Michigan State. Now in their second game without Kobe King, the Badgers will be tested by a trip to Williams Arena to face the hungry Gophers. Brad Davidson returns to the court since serving his one-game suspension, but even if the loss of Kobe King to transfer wasn’t felt at home, it surely will be on the road. Minnesota has lost two games against the top-two teams currently in the Big Ten, since their surprising road win at Ohio State. They put up a tough fight in an eight-point loss against Illinois. The Badgers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games. Minnesota has won six of its last seven games at home. If they want to remain in the NCAA bubble watch they will need a win in this match-up. It will be a tough get, but at home leaning Minnesota to cover three points is a must.
Over Under Pick
This Wisconsin-Minnesota match-up features quite a low total at 124. But when that match-up features teams with scoring averages of 217th and 300th in the country respectively, lower numbers seem likely. Scoring the ball has been a major issue for the Badgers all-season. Their road numbers are far lower than what they have accomplished at the Kohl Center. With an average of fewer than 58 points per game on the road, avoiding an over 124 total might be the best bet here. In the last two head-to-head meetings, neither team was able to reach the 60-point mark. Take the under.