Penn State vs. Wisconsin - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (23-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (15-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions +10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Wisconsin Badgers and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Wisconsin Badgers have won eight straight games and are running away with the Big Ten. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 73.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting and is allowing 55.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 17.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 13 points and 5.2 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Bronson Koenig is dishing 2.2 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers have five players averaging at least 7.3 points, and they’re shooting 75.5 percent from the line and 35.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in seven of its last eight games.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost seven of their last 10 games and look for their first ranked win. On the season, PSU is averaging 68.1 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 65.9 points on 40.6 percent shooting. D.J. Newbill is averaging 20.8 points and 3.1 assists while Brandon Taylor is averaging 10 points and 5.6 rebounds. Shep Garner is dishing 2.4 assists and Ross Travis is grabbing six rebounds. The Penn State Nittany Lions have five players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 69.8 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Penn State is allowing 32.6 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Badgers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Nittany Lions are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Badgers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Penn State and 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Wisconsin Badgers have been solid ATS on the road as of late and are head and shoulders the better team in this matchup. Look for the Badgers to win rather easily.