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Wisconsin vs Northwestern Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Big Ten Tournament

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Wisconsin vs Northwestern Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Big Ten Tournament

The No. 5 seed Wisconsin Badgers (20-12, 11-9 Big Ten) head into the Big Ten tournament against the No. 4 seed Northwestern Wildcats (21-10, 12-8 Big Ten) on Friday at Target Center, starting at 2:30 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 15, 2024
  • Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Wisconsin win (56%)

Before you bet on Friday's Wisconsin-Northwestern spread (Wisconsin -4.5) or total (135.5 points), see the betting trends and insights below.

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Wisconsin vs. Northwestern: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Wisconsin has covered 13 times in 32 games with a spread this season.
  • Northwestern has put together an 18-13-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • Wisconsin covers the spread when it is a 4.5-point favorite or more 40% of the time. That's less often than Northwestern covers as an underdog of 4.5 or more (83.3%).
  • The Badgers have covered the spread in a higher percentage of their home games than road games. They have covered seven times in 17 opportunities when playing at home, and they've covered three times in 12 opportunities in road games.
  • The Wildcats have been better against the spread on the road (7-4-0) than at home (9-8-0) this season.
  • Wisconsin's record against the spread in conference play is 8-13-0.
  • Northwestern's Big Ten record against the spread is 14-6-0.

Wisconsin vs. Northwestern: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Wisconsin has been the moneyline favorite in 23 games this season and has come away with the win 17 times (73.9%) in those contests.
  • This season, the Badgers have been victorious 13 times in 15 chances when named as a favorite of at least -188 or better on the moneyline.
  • Northwestern has gone 6-6 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games).
  • The Wildcats are 2-4 (winning just 33.3% of their games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of +155 or longer.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Wisconsin has a 65.3% chance of pulling out a win.

Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Wisconsin averages 74.8 points per game (143rd in college basketball) while allowing 69.3 per contest (97th in college basketball). It has a +175 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 5.5 points per game.
  • AJ Storr paces Wisconsin, putting up 16.2 points per game (181st in college basketball).
  • Northwestern has a +159 scoring differential, topping opponents by 5.1 points per game. It is putting up 74.1 points per game, 161st in college basketball, and is allowing 69.0 per outing to rank 89th in college basketball.
  • Boo Buie's team-leading 18.9 points per game rank him 53rd in college basketball.
  • The Badgers prevail in the rebound battle by an average of 4.0 boards. They are recording 34.1 rebounds per game (257th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 30.1 per contest.
  • Steven Crowl's 7.3 rebounds per game lead the Badgers and rank 148th in college basketball play.
  • The Wildcats lose the rebound battle by 2.0 boards on average. They collect 31.2 rebounds per game, 347th in college basketball, while their opponents grab 33.2.
  • Brooks Barnhizer averages 7.2 rebounds per game (159th in college basketball) to lead the Wildcats.
  • Wisconsin ranks 40th in college basketball by averaging 102.0 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 239th in college basketball, allowing 94.6 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Wildcats rank 39th in college basketball averaging 102.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 250th, allowing 95.1 points per 100 possessions.

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