Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAAB Betting prediction

Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Prediction 1/23/2024

The Wisconsin Badgers (14-4) travel to face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-6) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Williams Arena in Minneapolis and televised on BTN. Wisconsin is coming off a win in their previous game, while Minnesota is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Michigan State. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Wisconsin Badgers Are Coming Off A Win

Wisconsin heads into tonight’s game as the favorite, as they have been in 12 of their 18 games this season. So far, they have gone 10-2 in those games. The Badgers are 14-4 overall, including a 6-1 mark in Big Ten play.

On the road, Wisconsin has gone just 2-3 this season, and their average scoring margin in those games is -3.6. However, they have been dominant at home, going 12-1 with an average scoring margin of +14.1.

Wisconsin’s ATS record this season is 10-8, and they are 6-6 vs. the spread when favored. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-3, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Wisconsin’s games this season (137.5). This year, the over/under record in their games is 10-7-1. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 157 points. On the season, their games have averaged 143.8 points.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Minnesota will be looking to end their three-game losing streak when they take on Wisconsin at home. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 12-6 and are 3-4 in Big Ten play. They have been much better at home, going 11-2 compared to 1-4 on the road.

As the underdog, Minnesota has gone 2-5 this season, but they have been the favorite in 11 of their 18 games, going 10-1. Most recently, they lost to Michigan State by a score of 76-66.

As the underdog, Minnesota has been a solid bet this season, going 4-3 vs. the spread. At home, the Golden Gophers have an impressive ATS mark of 10-2-1 this year and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games as the host. Overall, Minnesota is 13-4-1 vs. the spread in 2020-21.

This season, Minnesota’s over/under record is 9-9, and today’s over/under line of 142.5 is similar to their average over/under line of 143.6. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 146 points.

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Wisconsin’s offense looked good, scoring 91 points against Indiana. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 59.6% and made 25/29 free throws. The team’s top scorer is AJ Storr, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.3, while Steven Crowl also carries a PPG average of 12 into the game.

AJ Storr (G) 15.3 3.1 1.0
Steven Crowl (F) 12.0 7.8 2.6
Tyler Wahl (F) 11.5 5.6 1.4

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 77.2 points per game, the Minnesota had a below average performance. They scored 66 points against Michigan State and had a field goal percentage of 42.9%. Dawson Garcia is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Joshua Ola-Joseph brings a PPG average of 10.6 into the game.

Dawson Garcia (F) 17.7 7.5 2.0
Joshua Ola-Joseph (F) 10.6 2.8 0.7
Mike Mitchell Jr. (G) 10.4 2.6 2.8

Wisconsin Team Defense

Currently, the Badgers’ defense holds the 73rd rank in the nation, allowing 67.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Minnesota. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.4%.

Minnesota Team Defense

At present, the Golden Gophers’ defense is nationally ranked 90th, allowing 68.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Michigan State, the Spartans finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 76 points vs. Minnesota.

Badgers vs Golden Gophers Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Wisconsin has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 75 points per game.
  • Across their last three home contests, Minnesota has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 67 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Golden Gophers have a straight up record of 3-7. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
  • As the betting favorite, the Badgers have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

Badgers vs Golden Gophers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +5.5, the Golden Gophers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Badgers and Golden Gophers to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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