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Northwestern vs. Wisconsin - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wisconsin Badgers (9-8) at Northwestern Wildcats (14-3)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)

The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: BTN

The Wisconsin Badgers and Northwestern Wildcats square off Tuesday night at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The Wisconsin Badgers are looking for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 68.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Nigel Hayes is averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while Bronson Koenig is averaging 13.9 points and 2.5 assists. Ethan Happ is the third double-digit scorer and Vitto Brown is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. Wisconsin is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.1 turnovers per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won seven of their last 10 road games.

Northwestern vs. Wisconsin - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Northwestern Wildcats look to remain red hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 77.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Bryant McIntosh is averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 assists while Tre Demps is averaging 14.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Dererk Pardon is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Falzon is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. Northwestern is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.1 turnovers per game. The Northwestern Wildcats have won 13 of their last 15 home games.

The Badgers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Wildcats are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Badgers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Northwestern and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.

Wisconsin is inching closer and closer to getting a nice victory, but I like to put my money on results. Bottom line is that the Badgers are a shell of themselves and continue to find tough ways to lose. Northwestern has its best team in school history and is on fire right now. I'll eat the tiny chalk with the home team. 

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Northwestern Wildcats -2.5

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