Indian Hoosiers vs. Wisconsin Badgers
The Indiana Hoosiers and the Wisconsin Badgers face off on Tuesday in Bloomington in Big Ten college basketball action. The Hoosiers are -11.5 point favorites over the Badgers with an over/under point total set at 135.
The Indiana Hoosiers are off to a perfect 3-0 start in Big Ten play and they look to make it 4-0 on Tuesday. Indiana got up big early on Minnesota on Saturday and ended up having to hold off a Gopher rush in the end to save the win. As a team Indiana is averaging 87.1 points per game, 17.1 assists, and they are shooting 51.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.4 points, 9.8 assists, and their opponents are shooting 36.4 percent. Cody Zeller is averaging 16.6 points and 7.8 rebounds, Victor Oladipo is averaging 13.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, Christian Watford is averaging 12.9 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Jordan Hulls is averaging 11.6 points. Indiana was the preseason number one and they are looking like a team eager to regain that spot.
The Wisconsin Badgers have started their Big Ten Season 3-0 as well as they are coming off of a blowout win over Illinois on Saturday. Wisconsin is just 1-2 on the road thus far this season and 1-2 against teams ranked in the top 25. As a team Wisconsin is averaging 70.8 points, 14.4 assists, and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 54.7 points, 7.9 assists, and they are shooting 40.1 percent. Jared Berggren is averaging 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds, Ryan Evans is averaging 11.4 points and 7.8 rebounds, and Ben Brust is averaging 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Wisconsin could enter the national rankings with a win here.
Indiana is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record, 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 home games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five Tuesday games. Wisconsin is 3-7 against the spread following a win, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games. The road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 meetings of these two.
Indiana is the big favorite here and rightfully so as they should have their way with the Badgers here.
Indiana Hoosiers -12.5 Wisconsin Badgers