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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Badgers vs. Minnesota
- (16-13) Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-20)
- Date: Sunday, March 5th
- Time: 7:30 ET
- Venue: Williams Arena, Minneapolis
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Badgers -295 | Golden Gophers +235
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Wisconsin -6.5 | Minnesota +6.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 126.0
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At this point, Wisconsin heads into their matchup vs Minnesota with a record of 16-13 while looking to shake a 2 game losing streak. Presently, in their 12 road games this season, the Badgers have a record of 5-7.
In 15 games as the favorites, the Badgers have gone 11-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, Wisconsin has a betting line set at -6.5 points in their favor.
At this moment, Wisconsin currently has a record of 8-11 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-2.
Coming into the game, Chucky Hepburn is the team leader in scoring, averaging 12.2 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Hepburn is grabbing 3.0 rebounds and adding 2.9 assists. Wisconsin’s second leading scorer is Connor Essegian, who has hit 41.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.0 points per game.
Currently, Wisconsin’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 70.7 points, which places them 219th in the NCAA. In addition, Wisconsin’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 63.96% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 319th in overall field goal percentage at 42.5%. When the Badgers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 31.2% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Wisconsin is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.0 per contest, placing them just 560th in college basketball. Currently, Wisconsin’s 34.9 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Badgers are averaging 9.3 offensive boards per game.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
At this time, the Golden Gophers have a 8-20 overall record, Minnesota squares off with Wisconsin. Presently, the Golden Gophers have been the home team 17 times, sitting with a record of 7-10.
After a year in which they went 5-16 as the betting underdog, the Golden Gophers will not be the favorite for the first time this season. They are +6.5 point underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Minnesota currently has a record of 2-16 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 6-4.
Coming into the game, Dawson Garcia is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.4 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Garcia is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and adding 1.9 assists. Minnesota’s second leading scorer is Jamison Battle, who has hit 38.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.2 points per game.
Golden Gophers Key Stats
At this point, the Minnesota offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 67.0 points per game. This figure places them just 333rd in college basketball. In addition, Minnesota’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 62.59% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 241st in overall field goal percentage at 43.8%. When the Golden Gophers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 36.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Minnesota is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.8 per contest, placing them just 617th in college basketball. Currently, Minnesota’s 30.7 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Golden Gophers are averaging 6.1 offensive boards per game.
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Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers CBB Betting Trends
- First, Wisconsin is 3-2 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Badgers are 2-3 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Wisconsin is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 4-6 SU.
- At this point, the Badgers are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Golden Gophers are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Wisconsin Badgers -6.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Wisconsin Badgers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6.5 point betting favorites. Although Wisconsin as a team is just 319th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Gophers’ defense. At -6.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Badgers to come out on top and cover.
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