Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Wisconsin NCAAB Betting Prediction

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Wisconsin Prediction 3/7/2024

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (15-14) travel to face off against the Wisconsin Badgers (18-11) on Thursday, March 7th. This game will be played at Kohl Center in Madison and televised on FS1. Both Rutgers and Wisconsin will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Wisconsin Badgers

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing to Nebraska, Rutgers’ record now stands at 15-14. They have gone 7-11 in Big Ten play compared to an 8-3 non-conference record. On the road, the Scarlet Knights have gone 3-8, and they have lost their last three games away from home.

Overall, Rutgers has been the underdog in 14 games this season, going 4-10 in those matchups. For the year, they have been the underdog in 48.3% of their games.

Against the spread, Rutgers has a record of 13-16 this season and they are 4-7 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Scarlet Knights are 6-8 vs. the spread this year and their last 3 ATS mark as the underdog is 0-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Rutgers is 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 133 for Rutgers’ game against Wisconsin is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (137.1). So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer than 133 points, including their last three games, which have averaged 121 points.

The Wisconsin Badgers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Wisconsin is 14-6 this season when favored, and they are favored by 9.5 points in today’s game against Rutgers. The Badgers are 15-3 at home this season, and they are coming off a 91-83 loss to Illinois.

Over their last 10 games at home, Wisconsin has gone 8-2, and they are 3-2 in their last five home games. So far this season, the Badgers have an average scoring margin of +10.9 points per game at home.

As the favorite, Wisconsin has struggled against the spread this season, going just 7-13 vs. the number. Their ATS record at home is 9-9, but they have failed to cover in their last three games at the Kohl Center. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Badgers have a mark of just 1-9 vs. the spread.

Wisconsin’s over/under record for the season is 17-10-2, and the average scoring total in their games is 144.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 133 is lower than their season average of 138.8. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 153 points.

Rutgers Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Rutgers offense tallied 56 points in a matchup against Nebraska. Their field goal percentage for the game was 32.8%, and they made 4 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Clifford Omoruyi who comes into today’s matchup averaging 10.8. Aundre Hyatt also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.6.

Clifford Omoruyi (C) 10.8 8.6 0.5
Aundre Hyatt (F) 10.6 4.7 1.3
Derek Simpson (G) 8.7 3.3 3.0

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

Wisconsin’s offense had a good outing, putting up 83 points against Illinois. They achieved a 50% field goal percentage and went 17/23 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Badgers have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 102nd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 205th in percentage and 256th in three-pointers made.

AJ Storr (G) 16.1 3.7 0.9
Tyler Wahl (F) 11.8 5.8 1.7
Steven Crowl (F) 10.9 7.6 2.1

Rutgers Team Defense

At this time, the Scarlet Knights’ defense is positioned 33rd in the country, permitting 66.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Nebraska, the Cornhuskers finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 67 points vs. Rutgers.

Wisconsin Team Defense

At present, the Badgers’ defense is nationally ranked 110th, allowing 69.6 points per game. The Wisconsin defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 91 points and allowed Illinois to connect on 6 threes.

Scarlet Knights vs Badgers Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Rutgers has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 64 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Wisconsin has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 70 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Scarlet Knights have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 0-3.
  • As the betting favorite, the Badgers have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Wisconsin posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.

Scarlet Knights vs Badgers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Badgers vs. Badgers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Badgers at -9.5. Although our projections show the Badgers winning 75-69, we suggest placing your bet on the Scarlet Knights for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 133 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the over.

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