Wisconsin Badgers vs. Northwestern Wildcats: 1/20/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

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The Northwestern Wildcats (6-6) will attempt to end a five-game losing streak when they visit the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (11-3) on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Kohl Center as heavy, 10.5-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on BTN. The matchup’s over/under is set at 136.

Betting Information

Wisconsin vs Northwestern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Wisconsin -10.5 -111 -110 136 -108 -113 -670 462

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Wisconsin vs Northwestern
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Northwestern (+10.5) Over (136) Wisconsin 76 Northwestern 67

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Total Facts

  • In 35.7% of their opportunities this season (five of 14 chances), the Badgers and their opponents have recorded more than this matchup’s point total of 136 points.
  • Northwestern has combined with its opponents to score more than 136 points in 12 of 12 games (100%) this season.
  • These teams average a combined 151.6 points per game, 15.6 more points than the total of 136 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.7 less points per game (134.3) than this matchup’s total of 136 points.
  • The average point total in Badgers games this year is 0.2 less points than the over/under of 136 in this matchup.
  • Wildcats games this season have averaged an over/under of 150.1 points, 14.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Badgers put up just 1.5 more points per game (73.7) than the Wildcats give up (72.2).
  • Wisconsin has an 8-0 record overall and a 5-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 72.2 points.
  • Northwestern has a 0-5 record against the spread and a 0-5 record overall when allowing more than 73.7 points.
  • The Wildcats’ 77.9 points per game are 15.8 more points than the 62.1 the Badgers allow.
  • In games it scores more than 62.1 points, Northwestern is 4-0 against the spread and 6-5 overall.
  • Wisconsin is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall when it allows more than 77.9 points.
  • The Badgers have put up a total of 163 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 11.6 per game), and the Wildcats have out-scored opponents by 69 points on the season (5.7 more per game).

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Wisconsin Betting Information

  • Wisconsin has covered about half the time against spread this season, covering seven times in 14 contests.
  • When favored by at least 10.5 points, the Badgers have struggled to a 2-3 record ATS this season.
  • In 8 of 14 (57.1%) contests this season, Wisconsin and its opponents have hit the over.

Northwestern Betting Information

  • Northwestern has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 4-6 ATS.
  • When they are at least 10.5-point underdogs, the Wildcats have fared well, going 1-0 against the spread.
  • The Wildcats and their opponents have hit the over in half of their matchups this season — 5 of 10.

Head to Head

Wisconsin vs Northwestern (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/4/2020 Wisconsin -13 133.5 -1132 +677 Regular Season 63-48 WISC
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-64 WISC
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-46 WISC

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Wisconsin Leaders

  • The Badgers leader in points and assists is D’Mitrik Trice, who puts up 15.0 points per game to go with 3.6 assists.
  • Wisconsin’s best rebounder is Micah Potter, who averages 7.0 boards per game in addition to his 12.3 PPG average.
  • Trice leads the Badgers in three-point shooting with an average of 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Brad Davison is Wisconsin’s leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Nate Reuvers leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Northwestern Leaders

  • Miller Kopp is the top scorer for the Wildcats with 13.5 points per game. He also adds 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game to his stats.
  • Pete Nance has a stat line of 6.0 rebounds, 11.8 points and 1.8 assists per game for Northwestern to take the top rebound spot on the team. Boo Buie has the top spot for assists with 4.7 per game, adding 10.0 points and 2.6 rebounds per contest.
  • Trice paces his teammates on the Wildcats with 1.8 made threes per game.
  • The Wildcats’ leader in steals is Kopp with 1.0 per game, and Nance is their leader in blocks with 0.7 per game.
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