Betting on today’s Cougars and Badgers game? Catch the action at Kohl Center in Madison, WI, as the Badgers hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BTN. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Badgers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 132.5 points.


The Pick: Chicago State Cougars +24

This game will be played at Kohl Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Badgers.
  • Even though we have Wisconsin winning straight-up, we like Chicago State at +24.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Chicago State Shock Everyone at Kohl Center?

Chicago State has played 16 games so far this season and have a record of 7-9. In their six road games, the Cougars have gone 3-3, while at home they have a 1-5 record. As we analyze Chicago State’s ATS performance, we find that they enter today’s game with a 6-5-1 ATS record. Taking a closer look at their last five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Chicago State have had an average of 138.9 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 140.1 points. Their over/under record is 6-6-0. When analyzing the Cougars’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 128 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

The Chicago State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 63 points versus Valparaiso. During the game, they attempted 14 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 46.5%. Leading Chicago State in scoring vs. Valparaiso was Wesley Cardet Jr. with his 28 points. Jahsean Corbett also added 14 points for the Cougars.

At this time, the Cougars’ defense is positioned 142nd in the country, permitting 70.2 points per game. So far, the Chicago State defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14 times per game (620th).

Can Wisconsin Pull Off a Home Win?

Heading into their 12th game of the season, Wisconsin has compiled a record of 8-3. In their previous ten home games, which includes games from last year, Wisconsin has a 9-1 record. As Wisconsin enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 5-5. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Wisconsin’s games have averaged 140.1 points per game with the average over/under line being 136.3 points. When assessing the Badgers’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 143 points per game.

The Wisconsin offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Arizona. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.4% while connecting on 10 threes. AJ Storr is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Steven Crowl brings a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.

Wisconsin’s defense has been playing well, ranking 37th nationally, with 63.4 points allowed per game. In today’s game vs. Chicago State, the Wisconsin defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Wisconsin made 16 free-throws vs. the Badgers.