Looking to win big? The Badgers and Nittany Lions face off at 9:00 ET on BTN. The Nittany Lions are hosting the game at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA. The Badgers are the favored team in this Big Ten conference contest against the Nittany Lions. The game’s over/under currently sits at 145.5 points.
WISCONSIN BADGERS VS PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions +6
This game will be played at Bryce Jordan Center at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.
WHY BET THE PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Nittany Lions.
- Not only will Penn State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Wisconsin Offense Score Enough on the Road?
Wisconsin enters tonight’s game with a 13-3 record, including a 5-0 mark in Big Ten play. The Badgers have won six straight games and are coming off a 71-63 win over Northwestern.
Overall, Wisconsin has been much better at home this season, going 11-1 compared to just 2-2 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +14.2, while it drops to -3.5 on the road.
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 10-6 this season and they are 6-4 vs. the spread when they are favored. On the road, the Badgers have an ATS mark of 2-2 this year and their last 10 road ATS record is 4-6. As the favorite, Wisconsin has gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 games.
Wisconsin’s over/under record for the season is 8-7-1, and today’s line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (136.9). So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points, and their over/under record during that span is 2-1.
The Wisconsin offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Northwestern. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Max Klesmit with 24 points. AJ Storr also added 14 points for the Badgers.
The Badgers’ defense is presently ranked 46th nationally, allowing an average of 65.4 points per contest. So far, the Wisconsin defense is giving up an average of 5.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.3 times per game (368th).
Can the Nittany Lions Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
Despite being the underdog, Penn State has been much better at home this season. They are 8-3 at home compared to 0-6 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.3 compared to -14.7 on the road.
Penn State enters this game 8-9 overall and 2-4 in Big Ten play. They have lost their last two games, including a 95-78 loss to Purdue. Over their last ten games at home, the Nittany Lions are 7-3.
As the underdog this season, Penn State has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. At home, the Nittany Lions have an ATS record of 5-6 this year and are 2-1 ATS in their last 3 home games. Their overall ATS mark for the season is 7-10.
This season, the over/under record for Penn State games is 10-6-1, and today’s line of 145.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games of 144.3. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.
The Nittany Lions’ offense wrapped up their last game with 78 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.3 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Kanye Clary, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.6, while Adrian Baldwin Jr also carries a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Penn State defense is giving up an average of 73.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Purdue, the Boilermakers finished with a field goal percentage of 58% and a total of 95 points vs. Penn State.