Minnesota Golden Gophers (9-1) at Wisconsin Badgers (8-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 144 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Kohl Center.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for a statement win to build on their 9-1 record. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 84.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Marcus Carr is averaging 24 points and 3.8 rebounds while Liam Robbins is averaging 13.1 points and 6.8 rebounds. Both Gach is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Kalscheur is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
The Wisconsin Badgers look for a win to build on their 8-2 record. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 76.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 60.6 points on 38.7 percent shooting. D’Mitrik Trice is averaging 14.2 points and 3.2 rebounds while Micah Potter is averaging 12.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. Brad Davison is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Reuvers is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Golden Gophers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Badgers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The over is 5-1 in Golden Gophers last 6 overall. The over is 5-1 in Badgers last 6 overall.
The Wisconsin Badgers are a team we've backed a lot this season and a club I pegged as legit national title contenders early. However, we're getting a good deal of free points with a Minnesota club that's 30th in the country in points per game, and is fresh off wins over Iowa and Michigan State. Obviously a tougher contest for the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the road, but I'm still grabbing the free points with a proven Minnesota squad.