Indiana vs. Wisconsin - 1/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (9-6) at Indiana Hoosiers (12-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Indiana Hoosiers meet Tuesday night at the Assembly Hall.
The Wisconsin Badgers could use a big road win after splitting their last six games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 70.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Nigel Hayes is averaging 15.7 points and four assists while Bronson Koenig is averaging 13.9 points and 2.7 rebounds. Ethan Happ is the third double-digit scorer and Vitto Brown is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. Wisconsin is allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.4 turnovers per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Indiana Hoosiers look to build on their solid seven-game winning streak. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 87.7 points on 53.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16.9 points and 6.1 assists while Troy Williams is averaging 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Max Bielfeldt is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 45.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. Indiana is allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Indiana Hoosiers have won 17 of their last 20 home games. James Blackmon is questionable with a knee injury.
The Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Hoosiers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Ten. The Badgers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Hoosiers offense is just way too much for a struggling Wisconsin team that continues to shoot a low percentage from the court. Worried a little about Blackmon's injury, but Indiana should win by double digits.