In a Big Ten college basketball matchup today, the Wisconsin Badgers are taking on the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Williams Arena. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting odds, picks, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our Wisconsin vs Minnesota prediction for the game today.
Wisconsin vs Minnesota Game Info
No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers (21-5, 12-4 Big Ten) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-12, 4-12 Big Ten)
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Williams Arena — Minneapolis, MN
Wisconsin vs Minnesota College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Moneyline: WISC: (-220) | MINN: (+180)
Point Spread: WISC: -5 (-110) | MINN: +5 (-110)
Total: 135 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Wisconsin vs Minnesota College Basketball Betting Preview
With just four games left in Big Ten play, the Badgers are in a three-way tie for first place. With three of their four games coming against unranked teams and the other coming against Purdue, who is also tied for first, their fate is in their hands. Guard Johnny Davis is an absolute stud, averaging 27.5 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks over two games last week. When the Badgers have needed him most, he’s stepped up. The one problem for Wisconsin has been playing down to their competition, as they have barely escaped with wins against the likes of Penn State, Maryland, Minnesota, and Indiana. Will Minnesota finally be the team to finish the job?
Minnesota has been in terrible form of late, losing seven of eight games before getting a much-needed blowout win over Northwestern. For as bad as their record is, they are much better than it indicates. The Golden Gophers have beaten Rutgers and have lost close games to Michigan State at home and on the road, and at Wisconsin. Forward Jamison Battle and guard Payton Willis average over 31 points per game and can heat up in a hurry, as seen in the past meeting with these two teams. With the home crowd at their backs, and the overall series between these two teams tied up at 104 wins apiece, the Golden Gophers will surely be ready to go.
KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
Wisconsin vs Minnesota College Basketball Betting Trends
- Wisconsin is 3-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games.
- The OVER is 12-4 in Wisconsin’s last 16 games.
- Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in their last six games against Minnesota.
- Minnesota is 3-11 straight up in their last 14 games.
- The UNDER is 7-1 in Minnesota’s last eight games against Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin vs Minnesota Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
The last time these two teams met was in Madison with the Badgers winning, 66-60. Battle and Willis caught fire late in the game causing it to go down to the wire. Now with the matchup in Minneapolis where Wisconsin struggles to pull away, Minnesota has plenty of reason to be optimistic of pulling an upset.
The Golden Gophers have nothing to lose and have shown they can hang with Wisconsin already. An upset is far from guaranteed, but the history between these two teams has told us it’s likely to come down to the last minute. With that in mind, take Minnesota to cover the spread.
Our college basketball betting Wisconsin vs Minnesota prediction tonight will be Minnesota covers the spread at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Wisconsin an 67.3% chance to win.