Indiana vs. Wisconsin - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wisconsin Badgers (20-10) at Indiana Hoosiers (19-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 130
The Wisconsin Badgers and the Indiana Hoosiers meet in college basketball action from Bloomington Assembly Hall on Saturday.
Wisconsin comes in here at 19-10 so far. Wisconsin is on a seven-game win streak right now, beating Ohio State, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, Michigan, Minnesota and Northwestern in that time.
In the win over Northwestern, Wisconsin’s only double-digit scorer was Nathan Reuvers with 11 points and four rebounds. Aleem Ford put up nine points with eight rebounds and one assist there, and Brad Davison had nine points, eight rebounds and two assists.
Over on the Indiana side, they’re 19-11 this year. In the last five games Indiana is 3-2, falling to Purdue and Illinois while otherwise beating Minnesota, Penn State and Minnesota again.
In the latest win over Minnesota, Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis put up 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the team. Joey Brunk added 12 points and eight rebounds, and both Rob Phinisee and Aljami Durham added 11 points apiece with a combined nine assists and seven boards.
Indiana is 2-6 ATS in their last eight Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games. Indiana is 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and the under is 3-1-1 in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin is 6-0 ATS in their last six Saturday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six after a straight-up win. Wisconsin is 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven overall and the over is 6-1 in their last seven overall.
Wisconsin has come from seemingly out of nowhere in a tough Big Ten to assert themselves as a big player on the national stage. The last three ranked teams to face Wisconsin have fallen, and the team is scoring pretty well on a regular basis during this win streak.
As for Indiana, they probably should have looked better versus Purdue but they gave the Illini a good game and took care of Minnesota their last time out. I'm a little wary of the Hoosiers' consistency issues, however. Considering that, and the way Wisconsin is rolling along, I’m leaning that way on a cover.