Betting on today’s Scarlet Knights and Badgers game? Catch the action at Kohl Center in Madison, WI, as the Badgers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on FS1. This Big Ten conference matchup has an over/under of 133 points, and Wisconsin is favored to win by -9.5 at home vs. Rutgers.


The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +9.5

This game will be played at Kohl Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Badgers.
  • Even though we have Wisconsin winning straight-up, we like Rutgers at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Scarlet Knights Have a Shot at a Road Win?

With a record of 15-14, Rutgers has gone 7-11 in Big Ten play. They are 8-3 in non-conference games and are currently on a three-game losing streak on the road. On the season, the Scarlet Knights are 3-8 on the road with an average scoring margin of -9.4 points per game.

As the underdog, Rutgers is 4-10 this season. They have been the underdog 14 times compared to being favored in 15 games. In their last game, they lost to Nebraska by a score of 67-56.

As the underdog, Rutgers has gone just 6-8 vs. the spread this season and they are just 13-16 overall. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-7 and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

Today’s over/under line of 133 is lower than the average over/under line in Rutgers’ games this season (137.1). Their over/under record this year is 9-20. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 121 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-7.

In their recent matchup, the Rutgers offense ended with 56 points against Nebraska. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 32.8% and made 4 threes. One area that the Rutgers offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 149th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 39%.

So far this season, the Rutgers defense has been performing well, ranking 33rd in the country at 66.0 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Nebraska, the Cornhuskers finished with a field goal percentage of 40% and a total of 67 points vs. Rutgers.

Will the Badgers Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Wisconsin is 15-3 at home this season, compared to 3-8 on the road. Over their last 10 games at home, the Badgers are 8-2.

Overall, Wisconsin is 18-11 this season and 10-8 in Big Ten play. They have lost two straight games, including their most recent matchup against Illinois, 91-83.

Wisconsin has not been a good team to bet on this season, as they are just 11-18 ATS. Their ATS record is just 9-9 at home this year, and they have gone just 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite. Over their last 3 games at home, the Badgers are 0-3 ATS.

Wisconsin’s over/under record for the season sits at 17-10-2. Today’s line of 133 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (138.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-2-1.

Wisconsin is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 83 points vs. Illinois. This figure is more than their season average of 74.4 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Tyler Wahl with 20 points. Max Klesmit also added 16 points for the Badgers.

So far, the Badgers’ defense is ranked 109th in the country at 69.6 points per contest. Wisconsin’s three-point defense is currently 119th in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.1% of their shots vs. Wisconsin.