Wisconsin at Northwestern: 2/21/21 College Basketball Pick and Predictions
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Northwestern Wildcats (6-13) vs Wisconsin Badgers (15-8)
Game Info: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats +6 -- Over/Under: 130 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wisconsin Badgers and Northwestern Wildcats face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Wisconsin Badgers come into this game with a 15-8 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Iowa, the offense could only manage 62 points and that led to the defeat. Wisconsin on the season is averaging 69.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 63.2 points per game. Wisconsin is shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from behind the three point line. Wisconsin is led by D'Mitrik Trice who averages 13.5 points and shoots 40.2 percent from the field and 36 percent from deep. In this game, Wisconsin is going to need their defense to step up in a big.
On the other side of this matchup is the Northwestern Wildcats who sit with a 6-13 record overall. Northwestern got out to a fast start to the season, but since that point they have really struggled losing ten games in a row. During the ten game losing streak, Northwestern has only covered three spreads. Northwestern is shooting 71.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.4 points per game. Northwestern is led by Chase Audige who averages 13.3 points and shoots 40.3 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from deep.
Wisconsin is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 Sunday games. Northwestern is 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 vs. Big Ten. Northwestern is 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 games overall. Northwestern is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 Sun. games.
Northwestern has been awful and this is a good get back game for Wisconsin. I expect Wisconsin’s defense is going to be good and that will be the difference in this game as Wisconsin comes away with the victory and a cover of the spread.