Northwestern Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers Prediction 1/13/2024

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers Prediction 1/13/2024

The Northwestern Wildcats (12-3) travel to face off against the Wisconsin Badgers (12-3) on Saturday, January 13th. 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 12:00 ET.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers

The Northwestern Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

Northwestern heads into today’s game as the underdog, as they are 2-2 on the road this season. The Wildcats’ average scoring margin on the road is -6.2 points per game.

Overall, Northwestern is 12-3 this season, and they have won two straight games. In Big Ten play, they are 3-1, and they are 9-2 in non-conference action.

As the underdog, Northwestern has gone 2-2 vs. the spread this season and 7-3 in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, their ATS record is 1-2-1 this year and 6-3-1 in their last 10 road games. Overall, the Wildcats’ ATS mark is 7-6-2 this season.

Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Northwestern’s games this year (136.3). So far, this season, the over/under record in their games is 8-7. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 156 points.

The Wisconsin Badgers Are Coming Off A Win

Wisconsin comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in eight of their nine games this season. They have a record of 8-1 as the favorite, and they are 10-1 at home this season. Over their last ten games at home, the Badgers have gone 9-1.

So far, Wisconsin is 4-0 in Big Ten play, and they have won five straight games. They are coming off a 71-60 win over Ohio State, and they have an average scoring margin of +14.8 points per game at home this season.

As the favorite, Wisconsin is 5-4 vs. the spread this season. At home, the Badgers are 7-4 ATS this year and 6-4 over their last 10 games as the favorite. Over their last three home games, Wisconsin is 3-0 vs. the spread.

Wisconsin’s over/under record for the season sits at 7-7-1. So far, their games have averaged 141 points, which is 3.9 points higher than the average over/under line in their games (137.1). This year, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 135.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their games have averaged 148 points.

Northwestern Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Northwestern offense put up 76 points against Penn State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 61.4% and made 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 77th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 42nd in percentage and 156th in three-pointers made.

Boo Buie (G) 18.1 3.7 5.0
Brooks Barnhizer (G) 13.9 7.1 2.5
Ty Berry (G) 12.1 3.8 1.3

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Badgers’ offense tallied 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.5 points per game. The top scorer for the Badgers was Max Klesmit with 18 points, while AJ Storr also chipped in with 17 points.

AJ Storr (G) 14.9 2.9 0.9
Steven Crowl (F) 12.1 7.5 2.2
Tyler Wahl (F) 11.8 6.0 1.5

Northwestern Team Defense

In the current season, the Northwestern defense has excelled, sitting 75th in the nation by allowing 66.6 points per game. The Northwestern defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 72 points and allowed Penn State to connect on 3 threes.

Wisconsin Team Defense

Wisconsin’s defense has been playing well, ranking 54th nationally, with 65.5 points allowed per game. So far, the Wisconsin defense is giving up an average of 5.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.1 times per game (365th).

Wildcats vs Badgers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Wildcats have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-3-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 62 points per game in these contests.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Wisconsin has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 71 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Northwestern has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Wisconsin has an ATS mark of 5-4-1 while going 9-1 straight up.

Wildcats vs Badgers Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Badgers vs. Badgers game, we suggest taking the Badgers at -8.5. Even though our predictions have the Badgers winning 75-69, we see the Wildcats as the better choice on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 135.5, and our model predicts the Wildcats and Badgers to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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