Wisconsin vs. Marquette - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marquette Golden Eagles (7-2) at Wisconsin Badgers (6-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marquette Golden Eagles and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center.
The Marquette Golden Eagles look to improve on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 81.6 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Henry Ellenson is averaging 16.7 points and 8.8 rebounds while Luke Fischer is averaging 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds. Duane Wilson is dishing 2.9 assists and Sandy Cohen III is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. Marquette is allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have lost nine of their last 10 road games.
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The Wisconsin Badgers look for a strong home victory after splitting their last four games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 71.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Nigel Hayes is averaging 16.9 points and 3.9 assists while Bronson Koenig is averaging 15.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Ethan Happ is the third double-digit scorer and Vitto Brown is grabbing six rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. Wisconsin is averaging 12.4 offensive rebounds per game and is allowing teams to shoot 40.4 percent from deep. The Wisconsin Badgers have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Golden Eagles are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Marquette has found its groove as of late and Wisconsin clearly is still going through growing pains with pretty much a new team. I can't trust the Badgers and the big chalk, which is why I'm taking the Golden Eagles and the points.