In today’s Big Ten college basketball game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers will take on the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center. Let’s take a look at the best college basketball betting picks and betting trends, then give our Minnesota vs Wisconsin prediction for today’s game.
Minnesota vs Wisconsin Game Info
Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-6, 2-6 Big Ten) vs. No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers (16-3, 7-2 Big Ten)
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Hour: 1 p.m. ET
Site: Centro Kohl – Madison, WI
Minnesota vs Wisconsin College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
All Minnesota vs Wisconsin college basketball betting odds can be found at bet online
money line: MINNIE: (+520) | WISC: (-670)
Point difference: MINNIE: +11.5 (-110) | WISC: -11.5 (-110)
Total: 134 — More than: (-110) | Low: (-110)
Minnesota vs Wisconsin College Basketball Betting Preview
Minnesota enters a tough game in tougher form. The Golden Gophers have lost five of six and are coming off an 11-point home loss to #16 Ohio State. Their success is based on how many points the duo of Jamison Battle and Payton Willis can score as they combine to average 34 of Minnesota’s 69 points per game. As for injuries, Jamison Battle appears to be back in full force, but forward Eric Curry is questionable to play today with an ankle injury. This team is already thin enough as it is, if Curry can’t go or isn’t fully healthy, Wisconsin’s depth will make room for Minnesota.
Wisconsin remains one of the best teams in the country as they have just one loss to 10th-ranked Michigan State since Dec. 11. Guard and arguably Naismith Player of the Year Johnny Davis continues to lead the Badgers’ charge by averaging more than 21 points and seven rebounds per game. The big recent story for the Badgers has been the emergence of the supporting cast. Brad Davison has averaged 21.5 points per game in the last two games and point guard Chucky Hepburn also had a solid game against Nebraska. If Davis can get any offensive support without the Badgers losing any of their defensive capabilities, this team becomes extremely dangerous.
Minnesota vs Wisconsin College Basketball Betting Trends
- Minnesota is 2-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 8 games.
- The total has been OVER in Minnesota’s last 5 games.
- Minnesota is 2-11 in its last 13 games against Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games.
- The OVER is 8-1 in Wisconsin’s last 9 games.
Minnesota vs Wisconsin Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
Since 2010, matchups between these two teams rarely get out of hand. As is often the case with rivalries, regardless of the difference in talent, these games are tight for most of the game. Wisconsin has more firepower than Minnesota, but when Battle and Willis go nuclear, they’re a tough team to beat.
Since 2010, Minnesota is 1-9 at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin should be able to win this game. Battle and Willis would need to have close to the best games of their careers in order to match the Wisconsin firepower we’ve seen last month. With that in mind, it’s generally not wise to bet on the favorite to cover rivalry games in college basketball. For that reason, pick Wisconsin to win, but don’t venture into the spread.
Our Minnesota vs Wisconsin college basketball betting prediction tonight will be Wisconsin WINS at bet online.
For what it’s worth, he ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Wisconsin an 83.3% chance of winning.
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