Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Badgers versus the Scarlet Knights? Tip off is at at 12:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BTN. The game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, NJ. Wisconsin is favored by -4 in this Big Ten conference contest against Rutgers. The game’s over/under currently sits at 130.5 points.

WISCONSIN BADGERS VS RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +4

This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena at 12:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Scarlet Knights.
  • Not only will Rutgers pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 130.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Favored Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has been a much better team at home this season, going 13-2 compared to 3-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.8, while it is -3.5 on the road.

Overall, the Badgers are 16-7 this season, and they have gone 8-4 in Big Ten play. They have lost three straight games, including a 72-68 loss to Michigan in their most recent game.

When looking at Wisconsin’s ATS record this season, they are just 11-12. On the road, their ATS mark is even worse at 2-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Badgers are 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record over their last 10 games is just 3-7.

Today’s over/under line of 130.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Wisconsin’s games this season (138.3). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 144 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Wisconsin offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Michigan. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.3%, and they made 5 threes. One area that the Wisconsin offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 164th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 47%.

So far, the Badgers’ defense is ranked 83rd in the country at 68.0 points per contest. Wisconsin’s three-point defense is currently 126th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.2% of their shots vs. Wisconsin.

Will Rutgers Come Through as Home Underdogs?

Despite being the underdog, Rutgers has been the favorite in 12 of their 22 games this season, going 9-3 in those contests. At home, the Scarlet Knights are 9-5 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home. Most recently, they defeated Maryland by a score of 56-53.

On the road, Rutgers has struggled, going just 3-5 this season, and their average scoring margin is -6.6 points per game. However, they have won their last two road games. Overall, Rutgers is 12-10 this season, and they have won two games in a row.

As the underdog this season, Rutgers has gone 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last three games as the underdog, the Scarlet Knights are 3-0 ATS. At home this year, Rutgers has an ATS record of 7-7. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Scarlet Knights have an even 5-5 ATS mark.

So far this season, the over/under record for Rutgers games is 6-16 and their games have averaged 131.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 130.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (137.9). Across their last three games, the average scoring total is just 114 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3. On the year, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

Coming off their recent game, the Rutgers offense tallied 56 points in a matchup against Maryland. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.3%, and they made 3 threes. On the offensive front, the Scarlet Knights have a season-long field goal percentage of 38%, ranking 396th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 396th in terms of percentage and 336th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Rutgers defense is giving up an average of 65.4 points per contest. Rutgers’ three-point defense is currently 125th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.8% of their shots vs. Rutgers.