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Minnesota vs. Wisconsin - 2/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wisconsin at Minnesota
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Williams Arena
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota +3 -- Over/Under: 132.5
TV Channel
BTN
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The Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena.

The Wisconsin Badgers look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 72.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 61.5 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 assists while D'Mitrik Trice is averaging 13.6 points and three rebounds. Brad Davison is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Reuvers is grabbing three rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won five of their last eight road games.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 74.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Amir Coffey is averaging 16.2 points and three assists while Jordan Murphy is averaging 14.9 points and 11.8 rebounds. Daniel Oturu is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Kalscheur is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won their last four home games.

The Badgers are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 road games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Badgers last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Golden Gophers last 5 home games.

The Wisconsin Badgers are playing better and more consistent ball at the moment, which includes winning by an average of 11.4 points during their five-game winning streak. With that said, the Minnesota Golden Gophers already beat Wisconsin on the road about a month ago despite being nine-point underdogs, and they're winning by an average of 10.2 points at home while shooting 48.3 percent from the field. Of course, The Barn is one of the tougher venues in college basketball. There's value getting a free bucket with the Golden Gophers. 

Pick:
Minnesota +3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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