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Nebraska vs. Wisconsin Badgers Prediction 1/6/2024

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-2) travel to face off against the Wisconsin Badgers (10-3) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Kohl Center in Madison and televised on BTN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:15 ET.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Are Coming Off A Win

Nebraska comes into today’s game against Wisconsin as the underdog, with a point spread of +7.5. So far this season, the Cornhuskers have gone 12-2 and have won their last five games. In their last game, Nebraska took down Indiana by a score of 86-70.

On the road this season, the Cornhuskers are 2-1 and have an average scoring margin of +8.7 points per game. Over their last ten road games, Nebraska is 4-6.

As the underdog this season, Nebraska has gone 2-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cornhuskers have an impressive 7-3 ATS mark. On the road, Nebraska is 4-1 vs. the spread this year and over their last 3 road games, they are 2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Nebraska games is 8-6. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (146.3). Their games have finished with more points than today’s line in five of the last eight games, including each of their last three.

The Wisconsin Badgers Are Coming Off A Win

Wisconsin comes into today’s game as the favorite, favored by 7.5 points. So far this season, the Badgers have gone 10-3 and are on a three-game winning streak.

At home, Wisconsin has been dominant, going 9-1 this season and winning their last eight games at the Kohl Center. In their last game, the Badgers took down Iowa by a score of 83-72.

As the favorite this season, Wisconsin has gone 4-4 vs. the spread and is 6-4 at home vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Badgers have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Wisconsin’s games this year (136.6). So far, their over/under record is 6-6-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 140.3 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0-1 and the average scoring total is 140 points.

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Nebraska’s offense scored 86 points against Indiana. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.8%, and they went 20/26 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Brice Williams, who is averaging 13.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Keisei Tominaga also maintains a PPG average of 14 heading into game.

Brice Williams (G) 13.8 5.4 2.1
Keisei Tominaga (G) 14.0 2.2 1.0
Rienk Mast (F) 12.7 9.3 3.0

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Wisconsin offense ended with 83 points against Iowa. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.9% and made 4 threes. Offensively, the Badgers have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 118th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 255th in percentage and 306th in three-pointers made.

AJ Storr (G) 15.1 2.8 0.8
Steven Crowl (F) 12.8 7.7 2.0
Tyler Wahl (F) 11.5 5.9 1.2

Nebraska Team Defense

Currently, the Cornhuskers’ defense holds the 60th rank in the nation, allowing 65.8 points per game. So far, the Nebraska defense is giving up an average of 9.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.9 times per game (452nd).

Wisconsin Team Defense

In the current season, the Wisconsin defense has excelled, sitting 52nd in the nation by allowing 65.5 points per game. So far, the Wisconsin defense is giving up an average of 5.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.5 times per game (374th).

Cornhuskers vs Badgers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Cornhuskers have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 68 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Badgers offense has averaged 67 points per game while allowing an average of 75. Wisconsin posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Cornhuskers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
  • As the betting favorite, the Badgers have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Cornhuskers vs Badgers Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Badgers vs. Badgers game, we suggest taking the Badgers at -7.5. Even though our predictions have the Badgers winning 75-69, we see the Cornhuskers as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 145.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the under.

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