Wisconsin vs. Chicago State - 12/27/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago State Cougars (2-13) at Wisconsin Badgers (6-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -29.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago State Cougars look for the huge upset of the Wisconsin Badgers in a non-conference college basketball tilt.
The Chicago State Cougars are looking to achieve respectability after suffering through nine consecutive defeats following an 88-76 loss at the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars. Chicago State shot the ball well at 50% but the defense allowed 60.4% marksmanship and SIUE turned 21 CSU fouls in to a 17-11 edge at the line.
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Glen Burns paced the Chicago State offense with 18 points, five rebounds and five assists on 7-10 from the floor with Delonte Simmons adding 17 points, four yanks, and three assists on 7-12 shooting. Jelani Pruitt gave the Cougars 13 points on 6-11 from the field while Fred Sims Jr. and Cameron Bowles scored 12 and ten points.
The Wisconsin Badgers non-conference schedule has not gone as planned with the team sitting at 6-7 with the Big Ten slate right around the corner. Wisconsin has won back to back games after defeating the Green Bay Phoenix 81-60 on Saturday as a 20 point favorite. The Badgers were up 20 heading to the locker room behind a 53.6%-40% shooting edge.
Brad Davison was the top Wisconsin offensive option with a game high 18 point on 7-14 from the floor followed by Ethan Happ with 14 points and eight rebounds on 7-9 shooting. Khalil Iverson gave the Badgers 12 points, three assists and two blocks on 5-5 from the field while Aleem Ford and Nate Reuvers tossed in nine points apiece.
Over is 5-2-1 in Chicago State last 8 road games and under is 11-5-2 in Chicago State last 18 overall. Over is 8-1-2 in Wisconsin last 11 home games and under is 7-1 in Wisconsin last 8 Wednesday games and Wisconsin are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Wisconsin is certainly not the team they were several years ago and this really not an ideal matchup but I’ll go with potential…