Indiana vs. Wisconsin - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wisconsin Badgers (20-10) at Indiana Hoosiers (19-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 130
The Wisconsin Badgers (20-10, 13-6 B10) travel to Bloomington, IN to take on the Indiana Hoosiers (19-11, 9-10 B10) in a Big Ten showdown at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The last time these teams met, Wisconsin defeated Indiana 84-64 as a 2-point home underdog.
Wisconsin is 8-2 straight up and 6-2-2 against the spread in their last 10 games. Wisconsin is 4-5 straight up and 4-4-1 against the spread in conference road games this season. On the road, Wisconsin has scored 60.8 points per game and allowed 63.8 points per game, and the Badgers have shot 40% from the field, 30.2% from 3 and 68.9% from the free-throw line in those games.
Wisconsin has won 7 consecutive games and they won their last game over Northwestern 63-48 as a 13-point home favorite. Wisconsin is ranked 25th by KenPom, with the 38th ranked offense and 24th ranked defense in the country. Wisconsin has 6 players that average between 8 and 13 points per game, and they are led by Junior forward Nate Reuvers, who averages 12.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
Indiana is 4-6 straight up and 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games. Indiana is 7-2 straight up and 5-4 against the spread in conference home games this year. At home, Indiana scores 77.3 points per game and surrenders 66.2 points per game to opponents, and the Hoosiers have shot 47.4% from the field, 33.8% from 3 and 67.9% from the free-throw line in those games.
Indiana has won 3 of its last 5 games, and the Hoosiers won their last game 72-67 over Minnesota as a 3 ½-point home favorite. Indiana is ranked 36th by KenPom, with the 60th ranked offense and 33rd ranked defense in the nation. Indiana is led by Freshman forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, who averages 13.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, and Senior guard Devonte Green, who averages 10.6 points. 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Wisconsin is 8-2 straight up and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 match-ups with Indiana, and the over is 5-5 during that stretch. The over is 6-3-1 in the last 10 games for Wisconsin and the under is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games for Indiana.
In the Big Ten, the rule all year has been to take the home team. On Senior Night especially it is tough to pick against the Hoosiers here, but Wisconsin has been on a tear lately and looks like the real deal. I’ll roll the dice with the Badgers in this one.