Indiana vs #22 Wisconsin NCAAB Pre-Game Betting Analysis

Indiana vs #22 Wisconsin | NCAAB Pre-Game Betting Analysis

The marquee game of Wednesday night in college basketball is from the Big Ten as Indiana, which probably should be ranked, visits No. 22 Wisconsin, which is favored on the NCAAB odds because it hasn’t lost at home in this series in about two decades.

How to Bet Indiana at Wisconsin NCAA Basketball Odds & TV Info

  • When: Wednesday, 7 PM ET
  • Where: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisc.
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Stream: BTN2Go
  • Radio: Tunein.com
  • Opening NCAAB Lines: Wisconsin -3.5 (Total 133)

Last Meeting

These schools played just once last season and Wisconsin won 80-73 in double OT at home. D’Mitrik Trice scored 21 points and Tyler Wahl made consecutive 3-pointers in the second overtime to lead the Badgers. Nate Reuvers added 14 points and Micah Potter had 10. Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting. Aljami Durham added 15, Jerome Hunter had 12 and Rob Phinisee 10 for the Hoosiers.

Wednesday’s game marks the 174th meeting between Wisconsin and Indiana dating back to 1910. The Hoosiers lead the all-time series, 97-77, but the Badgers hold a 45-40 lead in Madison.

Why Bet on Indiana?

The Hoosiers (7-1) opened Big Ten play on Saturday with a 68-55 win over Nebraska. The Huskers built an early 10-point lead as Indiana suffered seven turnovers while missing 12 of its first 15 shots. Late in the first half, the Hoosiers tied at 20-20 and generally took control from there. Indiana cut its turnovers down from 11 in the first half to four in the second.

“We came out very slow and not into the game,” Coach Mike Woodson said. “We were flat. It’s the first time I’ve seen that. I tried to let them play themselves out of it.”

Forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, after scoring 43 and 31 points in his previous two games, finished with 14 along with seven rebounds. Jackson-Davis has now tied Victor Oladipo in all-time scoring in Indiana history with 1,117 career points. They are now tied for 42nd all-time in program history. Race Thompson had 11 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth career double-double while exploiting his size advantage.

From the field, Indiana shot 40.4% and had a 3-point field goal percentage of 36.4%. Indiana’s defense forced Nebraska to shoot 37.7% from the field and 22.7% from the 3-point line (5-of-22).

IU leads the Big Ten in defensive field goal percentage (35.3%), is second in blocked shots (6.3) and fourth in 3-point FG defense (25.2%). Offensively, IU is third in scoring (80.4) and second in FG percentage (49.6%).  In the last five games, IU is averaging 82.8 points on 51.0% shooting from the floor and 43.9% accuracy from long range.

Jackson-Davis is living up to his preseason accolades, averaging 21.0 points (3rd in Big Ten), 8.6 rebounds (5th), shooting 64.4% from the floor (2nd) and contributing 3.5 blocked shots per game (1st; 5th nationally).

Why Bet on Wisconsin?

Wisconsin (7-1) comes off an 89-76 home win over Marquette on Saturday. Johnny Davis scored 25 points to lead four Wisconsin players in double figures. Davis scored at least 20 points for the 4th time in the last 5 games. He has scored at least 15 points in all 7 games he has played this season. On the year, Davis leads Wisconsin averaging 20.1 ppg and 5.6 rpg. He also leads UW in steals (11) and is second in assists (17). Davis is shooting 40.7% from 3-point range and 82.1% at the free throw line.

Brad Davison scored 20 points for Wisconsin, while Steven Crowl and Chucky Hepburn each scored 15. The Badgers connected on 70.4% of their shots in the second half (19 of 27), its best shooting performance in any period this season. UW had just 11 turnovers — its 7th straight game with 11 or fewer — and has committed no more than 12 turnovers in a game this season. The Badgers are averaging 9.1 turnovers per game.

UW has started the season with a record of 7-1 for the second consecutive year and the third time in the last 4 seasons. Wisconsin has already tallied 5 wins over KenPom top-100 teams, equaling Alabama for the most in the nation. Wisconsin leads the Big Ten allowing 59.1 ppg. The Badgers are 16th in the NCAA in defensive efficiency according to KenPom.com.

The Badgers have won 18 consecutive games at the Kohl Center against the Hoosiers. UW has won 22 of the last 25 matchups with Indiana overall, including 8 of the last 9. Greg Gard is 8-2 in his career vs. Indiana.

The Badgers are 18-1 against Indiana at the Kohl Center, with the Hoosiers only win coming in 1998, the building’s opening season. During that span, Indiana has multiple wins at every other Big Ten venue except Maryland (where they have only played 4 times). UW’s 18 straight home wins over IU is the school’s second-longest streak vs. a Big Ten opponent, trailing it’s active 20-game home streak vs. Penn State.

Game Trends

  • Hoosiers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Hoosiers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
  • Hoosiers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.
  • Badgers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
  • Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.

Expert Prediction

  • Wisconsin 61, Indiana 55
 
 

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