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Wisconsin vs. Indiana - 1/2/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Hoosiers (8-6) at Wisconsin Badgers (8-7)
Date & Time Tuesday January 2, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN
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NCAA BB | Indiana Hoosiers (8-6) at Wisconsin Badgers (8-7)
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The Indiana Hoosiers and Wisconsin Badgers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Kohl Center.

The Indiana Hoosiers look for a big road win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 75.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Juwan Morgan is averaging 15.3 points and 7.2 rebounds while Robert Johnson is averaging 12.6 points and 2.2 assists. De'Ron Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Newkirk is dishing 3.1 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.

The Wisconsin Badgers need another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 70.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 16.4 points and 3.5 assists while Brad Davison is averaging 11.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. D'Mitrik Trice is dishing 2.3 assists and Brevin Pritzl is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won seven of their last 10 home games.

The Hoosiers are 18-39-1 ATS in their last 58 games following a ATS win, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Badgers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 0-3-2 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

The Indiana Hoosiers have lost every game this season when they've stepped up in comp, and they've been blown out in all three road games. The Wisconsin Badgers are starting to find their footing after a slow start to the season, as the offense has topped 80 points in each of their last four games and the defense is getting more consistent. These teams seem to be heading in different directions right now. I'll eat the small number with the home team in better form. 

Pick:
Wisconsin Badgers -5

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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