USC vs Wisconsin State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 25 (Back Low-Scoring Battle 4 Atlantis Affair)

Devon Platana
USC vs. Wisconsin prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
USC vs. Wisconsin prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Ashley Landis

USC vs Wisconsin Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
USC Trojans (4-2) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (4-1)
Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: Imperial Arena — Nassau, Bahamas
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Friday, Nov. 25, including a Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis matchup between the USC Trojans and Wisconsin Badgers.

USC enters this matchup hoping to get back on track after its four-game winning streak was snapped by a 73-66 overtime loss to ranked Tennessee on Thursday. Wisconsin also lost on Thursday, suffering its first L of the season with a 69-68 overtime defeat against No. 3 Kansas.

Which school will bounce back with a win on Friday?

USC vs Wisconsin Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: USC: (-111) | WISC: (-108)
Spread: USC: +0.5 (-110) | WISC: -0.5 (-110)
Total: 124.5 —Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

USC enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline while Wisconsin is favored on the spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 124.5 points, which is one of the lowest of Friday's projected totals.

USC vs Wisconsin Prediction & Pick

Wisconsin owns one of the best defenses this season, allowing just 53.0 PPG (No. 7). Unfortunately, the offense just hasn't been there. On top of the Badgers averaging an unimpressive 62.4 PPG (No. 307), their 36.1% field-goal percentage ranks 15th-worst out of all 363 teams.

Even with those offensive struggles, I do think that the Badgers are good enough to get the win. They're 9-2 straight up in their last 11 games against the Pac-12 whereas the Trojans have lost eight straight to the Big Ten. Furthermore, Wisconsin also has the benefit of averaging nearly six fewer turnovers (9.8, T-No. 20) than USC (15.5, T-No. 284) this season.

Back Wisconsin to take advantage of USC's miscues en route to a low-scoring victory.

Final Score Prediction: Wisconsin: 64 | USC: 59

USC vs Wisconsin Betting Trends

- USC is 5-10 against the spread (ATS) in its last 15 games.
- Wisconsin is 4-1 straight up in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in four of USC's last five games.
- The total has hit the under in six of USC's last eight games.

USC vs Wisconsin Best Bet

Regardless of the Badgers' opponent, games involving Wisconsin tend to be lower-scoring because of their elite defense. A 124.5-point total doesn't seem like a lot, but it's a mark that the Badgers haven't surpassed in regulation over their last four games.

With Wisconsin's defense likely to lock USC down, back the total going under.

Bet: Under 124.5 Points (-105)

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