Wisconsin vs. Minnesota - 2/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-14) at Wisconsin Badgers (12-16)
College Basketball: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers meet Monday in college basketball action at the Kohl Center.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers need a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 76.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Jordan Murphy is averaging 17.4 points and 11.5 rebounds while Nate Mason is averaging 16.4 points and 4.2 assists. Amir Coffey is the third double-digit scorer and Dupree McBrayer is dishing 2.5 assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost four straight road games.
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The Wisconsin Badgers also need a win here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 67.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 18.3 points and 3.9 assists while Brad Davison is averaging 11.5 points and 2.1 rebounds. D'Mitrik Trice is dishing 2.3 assists and Brevin Pritzl is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Golden Gophers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Ten, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. The under is 5-2 in Badgers last 7 home games and the over is 11-3-1 in Golden Gophers last 15 Monday games.
The Wisconsin Badgers have won each of the last seven meetings against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and they're a team that has new life after beating the Purdue Boilermakers. Minnesota is a team that's been falling apart for several weeks now, and their numbers get worse on the road where its allowing 82.3 points on 50.7 percent shooting this season. In their last five games, the Golden Gophers are giving up 85.6 points on 51.9 percent shooting. Wisconsin isn't a good basketball team and plays ugly, but even this team can take advantage of Minnesota at home. I'll eat the chalk.