badgers vs wildcats betting predictions

NCAAB: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Arizona Wildcats Prediction 12/9/2023

The Wisconsin Badgers (7-2) travel to face off against the Arizona Wildcats (7-0) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at McKale Center in Tucson and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 3:15 ET.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Arizona Wildcats

The Wisconsin Badgers Are Coming Off A Win

Today’s game will mark the tenth of the season for Wisconsin, who currently have a 7-2 overall record. Looking at their last ten road games, Wisconsin has gone 5-5. As of now, Wisconsin holds a 5-4 ATS record going into their game against Arizona. In terms of ATS performance, the Badgers are 1-1 when playing on the road and 4-3 when playing at home.

Wisconsin comes in with an over/under record of 3-6-0 through nine games, with their games averaging a combined 136.7 points per game so far. The Badgers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 124 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.

The Arizona Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

Today’s matchup against Wisconsin will showcase an undefeated Arizona team that has a 7-0 record. So far, Arizona has played two road games and five home games. Entering today’s game, Arizona has a perfect 7-0 record against the spread. In their last five games, the team has gone 5-0 when it comes to covering the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Arizona have had an average of 156 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 157.8 points. Their over/under record is 2-5-0. When looking at the Wildcats’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Badgers’ offense tallied 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.6 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is AJ Storr, who holds an average of 14.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Steven Crowl is averaging 12.2 points per game this season.

AJ Storr (G) 14.2 3.1 0.9
Steven Crowl (F) 12.2 7.7 2.3
Tyler Wahl (F) 10.6 5.9 1.1

Arizona Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 93.4 points per game, Arizona struggled in their previous game. Against Colgate, the Wildcats scored 82 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.5%. The team’s top scorer is Caleb Love, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.3, while Keshad Johnson also carries a PPG average of 12.9 into the game.

Caleb Love (G) 13.3 4.7 4.4
Keshad Johnson (F) 12.9 6.6 1.3
Kylan Boswell (G) 12.7 3.4 4.1

Wisconsin Team Defense

The Badgers’ defense is presently ranked 38th nationally, allowing an average of 63.9 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Arizona, the Wisconsin defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Wisconsin made 24 free-throws vs. the Badgers.

Arizona Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Arizona defense is giving up an average of 62.6 points per contest. Arizona’s three-point defense is currently 104th in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.6% of their shots vs. Arizona.

Badgers vs Wildcats Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Wisconsin has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 65 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, Arizona has averaged 74 points per game while allowing 72. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-1-1 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Badgers have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Wildcats have gone 8-1-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.

Badgers vs Wildcats Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Wildcats vs. Wildcats game, our recommendation is to take the Wildcats at -8.5. Despite our model showing the Wildcats winning 73-71, we like Badgers as our point-spread pick.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 148.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the under.

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