Wisconsin Badgers vs. Indiana Hoosiers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/25/14
Indiana Hoosiers (15-11) at Wisconsin Badgers (22-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and the Indiana Hoosiers face off on Tuesday in Madison at the Kohl Center in Big Ten college basketball.
The Wisconsin Badgers have won their last five games and are ranked 16th in the nation. Wisconsin is 9-5 in Big Ten play and 12-3 at home this season but lost by three in the earlier meeting of these two in Bloomington. Sam Dekker is averaging 13.5 points and 6.3 rebounds to lead the Badgers. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, Ben Brust is averaging 12.6 points, and Traevon Jackson is averaging 10.6 points. Wisconsin is averaging 73.5 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Wisconsin is just 4-3 in Big Ten home games.
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The Indiana Hoosiers are coming off of a win at Northwestern that ended their three game losing streak. Indiana is 5-8 in the Big Ten and 3-8 in games played away from home this season. Kevin Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers averaging 17.7 points per game. Noah Vonleh is averaging 11.7 points and 9.4 rebounds, Will Sheehy is averaging 10.2 points, and Troy Williams is averaging 6.9 points. Indiana is averaging 72.9 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Indiana has a tough week ahead with their make up game against Iowa on Thursday.
Wisconsin is 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a losing road record. Indiana is 1-5-1 against the spread following a win, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage higher than .600. The road team has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
While on paper it looks to be all Badgers, history tells us the Hoosiers come up big in a game we can throw out the record books.