The Wisconsin Badgers (16-13, 8-11 Big Ten) go up against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-20, 2-16 Big Ten) at 7:30 PM ET on Sunday in Big Ten play. The matchup airs on Fox Sports 1.
The Badgers are currently 5-point favorites over the Golden Gophers. The matchup has an over/under of 128.5.
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Odds
Point Spread for Wisconsin vs. Minnesota
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing Wisconsin as the favorite.
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Wisconsin has -222 odds to pick up the win, while Minnesota is listed at +183 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 128.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Williams Arena
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Betting Trends
Wisconsin has played 29 games, with 13 wins against the spread. The Badgers have come away with 10 wins in the 14 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Wisconsin’s games this year have hit the over on 14 of 28 set point totals.
Minnesota has 11 wins against the spread in 28 games this year. The Golden Gophers are 3-20 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 13% of those games). Minnesota’s games this year have gone over the total in 12 of 28 opportunities (42.9%).
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Key Players to Watch
Steven Crowl posts a team-leading 7.1 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 11.3 points and 2.6 assists, shooting 48.7% from the floor. Tyler Wahl is putting up 11 points, 2.5 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game. Connor Essegian posts 12 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 0.6 steals and 0 blocked shots.
Ta’Lon Cooper is the Golden Gophers’ top assist man (6.1 per game), and he averages 9.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. His assist average ranks him ninth in college basketball. Dawson Garcia leads the Golden Gophers in scoring (15.4 points per game) and rebounding (6.9), and produces 1.9 assists. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Jamison Battle is averaging 13.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, making 38.3% of his shots from the floor and 32.4% from beyond the arc, with 2.3 treys per game. The Golden Gophers get 8.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Pharrel Payne.
What you need to know about the Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin has put together a 7-12-0 conference record against the spread this season. So far this season, the Badgers are posting 65 points per game (333rd-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 63.7 points per contest (29th-ranked). This season, Wisconsin is grabbing 29.1 boards per game (311th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 33.4 rebounds per contest (313th-ranked).
The Badgers are scoring 64.9 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are faring better offensively, averaging 67.6 points per contest. Wisconsin is draining 8.4 threes per game (71st-ranked in college basketball). It has a 35.7% shooting percentage (100th-ranked) from three-point land. The Badgers are ceding 6.2 treys per game (53rd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 31.9% (66th-ranked) from downtown.
The Badgers are 5-5 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Wisconsin has gone over the total three times. Wisconsin has been putting up 63.5 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 65 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Wisconsin has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, giving up 64.1 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 63.7 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota has put together an 8-8-2 record against the spread in conference play this year. The Golden Gophers are the eighth-worst team in the nation in points scored (62.5 per game) and 202nd in points allowed (70.9). Minnesota is 263rd in the country in rebounds per game (30.4) and 324th in rebounds conceded (33.7).
In 2022-23 the Golden Gophers are scoring 1.6 fewer points per game at home (61.9) than on the road (63.5). In 2022-23, Minnesota is 310th in the country in 3-point makes (6.1 per game) and 307th in 3-point percentage (31.9%). The Golden Gophers give up 6.8 3-pointers per game and concede 36.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 125th and 317th, respectively, in the nation.
The Golden Gophers have gone 1-9 over their last 10 contests, with a 3-5-2 record against the spread during that span. Minnesota has gone over the total in seven of its past 10 games. Over its last 10 games, Minnesota is putting up 62.5 points per game, the same number of points as its season average. The Golden Gophers have played worse defensively in their previous 10 games, allowing 77.5 points per contest, 6.6 more points their than season average of 70.9.
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Wisconsin, and we predict that Wisconsin will cover the spread (Wisconsin -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 128.5 points.
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