Minnesota vs. Wisconsin - 3/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (19-10) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-19)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Williams Arena)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Wednesday night at the Williams Arena.
The Wisconsin Badgers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 69.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Nigel Hayes is averaging 16.4 points and 5.7 rebounds while Bronson Koenig is averaging 13.7 points and 2.3 assists. Ethan Happ is the third double-digit scorer and Vitto Brown is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Badgers are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won four of their last five road games.
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers need a win after losing 14 of their last 16 games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 69.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Nate Mason is averaging 13.8 points and 4.5 assists while Jordan Murphy is averaging 11.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Joey King is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Dorsey is dishing 1.4 assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Golden Gophers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost seven of their last nine home games.
The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The Badgers are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Last home game for Minnesota or not, the Golden Gophers are flat out trash and have given us little reason to back them. Wisky is still playing for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. In a pick em game, I'm taking the far better Badgers.