Indiana Hoosiers vs. Wisconsin Badgers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/14/14
Wisconsin Badgers (16-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (11-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +-4.5 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and the Indiana Hoosiers face off on Tuesday in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Indiana Hoosiers are in somewhat of a rebuilding year and they are coming off of their first Big Ten win of the season winning a battle against Penn State. Indiana is 9-1 at home this season and 0-3 against teams ranked in the Top 25. Kevin Yogi Ferrell is averaging 17.5 points and 4.2 assists per game to lead IU. Noah Vonleh is averaging 12.2 points and 9.2 rebounds, Will Sheehey is averaging 10.8 points, and Jeremy Hollowell and Troy Williams are averaging 7.7 points each. Indiana is averaging 80.2 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Indiana could be a fringe NCAA Tournament team but they have plenty of chances to build their resume between now and March Madness.
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The Wisconsin Badgers have been simply outstanding this season going 16-0 and being ranked third in the nation. Wisconsin is 6-0 away from home this season and they have beaten three teams ranked in the top 25. Dam Dekker is averaging 14.2 points and 6.3 rebounds to lead the Badgers. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 13.6 points and 5.9 rebounds, Ben Brust is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Traevon Jackson is averaging 10.8 points. As a team Wisconsin is averaging 76.4 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Wisconsin is looking for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament but they will be tested plenty before that time rolls around.
Indiana is 1-3-1 against the spread following a win, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games overall, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games. Wisconsin is 5-1 against the spread following a win, 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning record. Wisconsin is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games in Bloomington.
The total is at 139 but I can see it raining baskets and 3's in the 1st half especially so I like the over here with my free pick. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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