The Cornhuskers and Badgers are set to face off at 2:15 ET on BTN. The Badgers will host the game at Kohl Center in Madison, WI. The odds for this Big Ten conference game currently have the Badgers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 144.5 points.

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS VS WISCONSIN BADGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -6

This game will be played at Kohl Center at 2:15 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE WISCONSIN BADGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Badgers.
  • Not only will Wisconsin pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Cornhuskers Chances on the Road

Heading into today’s matchup, Nebraska comes in as the underdog, with a point spread of +6. So far this season, the Cornhuskers have an overall record of 12-2 and have won five straight games.

On the road, Nebraska is 2-1 this season and have an average scoring margin of +8.7 points per game. In their last game, the Cornhuskers took on Indiana and came away with an 86-70 victory.

As the underdog, Nebraska has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 2-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-1, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 7-3.

So far this season, the over/under record for Nebraska games is 8-6, and today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.3). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 155 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Nebraska offense tallied 86 points in a matchup against Indiana. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.8%, and they made 12 threes. The team’s top scorer is Brice Williams, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13.8, while Keisei Tominaga also carries a PPG average of 14 into the game.

In the current season, the Nebraska defense has excelled, sitting 61st in the nation by allowing 65.8 points per game. In their most recent game, the Nebraska defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Indiana knocked down 12 three-pointers on their way to 70 points.

Can the Badgers Secure a Win at Home?

Wisconsin comes into today’s game as the favorite and have gone 9-1 at home this season. So far, they have won three straight games and are 10-3 overall. In their last game, they faced Iowa and won by a score of 83-72.

Over their last ten games at home, the Badgers have gone 9-1, and they have been favored in eight of their 13 games this season. As the favorite, they have gone 7-1.

Wisconsin’s ATS record for the season is 7-6, including a mark of 6-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Badgers are 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Wisconsin’s over/under record for the season sits at 6-6-1, and today’s line of 144.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (136.6). So far, 12 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

The Wisconsin offense is coming off a game where they scored 83 points against Iowa. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.9% and connected on 4 threes. Tyler Wahl led the scoring for the Badgers, contributing 19 points. Additionally, AJ Storr chipped in with 16 points.

At this time, the Badgers’ defense is positioned 54th in the country, permitting 65.5 points per game. Wisconsin’s three-point defense is currently 102nd in the country at 6.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.6% of their shots vs. Wisconsin.