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Wisconsin vs. Nebraska - 3/15/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nebraska at Wisconsin
Date & Time Friday March 15, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
United Center
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
Wisconsin Badgers -7.5 O/U: 126
TV Channel
BTN
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers will meet up on the college basketball circuit Friday in the Big Ten Tournament.

Nebraska rolls into this one at 18-15 overall this year. The Cornhuskers kicked off the Big Ten Tournament with a win over Rutgers 68-61, then took out Maryland 69-61 on Thursday to move on.

In the win over the Terrapins, Nebraska’s lead scorer was James Palmer with 24 points, five rebounds and three assists. Glynn Watson added 19 points with four rebounds and three assists for the Cornhuskers in that one as well.

Over on the Wisconsin side, they’re 22-9 this season. The Badgers have won their last three games, taking out Penn State, Iowa and Ohio State in succession during that time.

In the win over the Buckeyes, Wisconsin’s lead scorer was Khalil Iverson with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Ethan Happ also doubled up for the Badgers in that one with 16 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists.

The Cornhuskers are 24-6 ATS in their last 30 after a straight-up win and 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral-site games. Nebraska is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 overall and 22-9 ATS in their last 31 after an ATS win.

Meanwhile, the Badgers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven after an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral-site games. Wisconsin is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight overall.

The Cornhuskers jumped out to a 32-20 lead over Maryland in the first half, and were able to hold off a 41-37 deficit in the second for a 69-61 victory. That makes two sub-70-point outings for Nebraska in the tournament, but they’ve held opponents to just 122 points in those two games.

With Wisconsin flexing their defensive muscle lately as well, this is bound to be a lower-scoring game. The Badgers have played some relatively close games lately, so I think the Huskers can get in there and cover. Should be a fun one to watch.

Pick:
Nebraska Cornhuskers +7.5

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