Savannah State vs Wisconsin NCAA Basketball Odds & Game Preview.

Savannah State vs Wisconsin NCAA Basketball Odds & Game Preview

Written by on December 13, 2018

We are still in the very early stages of the college basketball season, but we already have some idea as to which teams are going to be the powerhouses this year. It is probably no real surprise that the likes of Kansas, Duke, and Gonzaga are among that group, as they have made a habit of being at or near the top for years now. As is the case with every single season, there are a few teams who are proving that they might just be a dark horse once we get to March Madness.

Yes, it’s way too early to be talking about the Tournament, but it’s never too early to start keeping an eye on some teams that might just be in a position to make some noise once the madness begins. The Wisconsin Badgers are one such team, as they are currently down in the #16 spot with an 8-2 record in the early going. They took a little slip down the standings after a recent loss, but they should get back to winning ways on Thursday night when they host the Savannah State Tigers as a 36-point favorite. The point total for this one is set at 161 ½.

Savannah State vs Wisconsin NCAA Basketball Odds & Game Preview


Team Records

  • All: Savannah State 3-8 / Wisconsin 8-2
  • Home: Savannah State 2-1 / Wisconsin 5-0
  • Away: Savannah State 1-7 / Wisconsin 3-2
  • ATS: Savannah State 3-7 / Wisconsin 5-5
  • Over/Under: Savannah State 7-3 / Wisconsin 7-3

Why bet on the Savannah State Tigers?

The Tigers come into this one boasting just 3 wins from 11 games to start the season. They are on a 4-game losing skid ahead of this one, with their most recent outing, a 139-72 loss to San Diego State, being an absolute nightmare. Savannah State is giving up a staggering 100 PPG in the early going of the season, so it’s safe to suggest that they are not much for defense.

They have put up over 79 PPG to start the year, with Collins Joseph shooting 44% from the field. It goes without saying that the Tigers have not been a great SU bet this season, but they have also been pretty woeful ATS, going just 2-7 as the underdog, which includes a 1-6 ATS record as the road dog, which they are here.

Team Stats

  • Points per Game: 79.5
  • Rebounds per Game: 42.3
  • Assists per Game: 15.6
  • Points Allowed: 100.0

Why bet on the Wisconsin Badgers?

While the Badgers will not be pleased with their 74-69 loss to Marquette in their last game, they can still take solace in the fact that they remain unbeaten at 2-0 in Big Ten Conference play. Wisconsin is middle of the pack in averaging a touch over 73 PPG, but they are just outside the top 30 on defense, allowing just 62 PPG through their opening 10 games of the season.

Savannah State vs Wisconsin should be an easy victory for the Badgers.

Like their opponent here, though, the Badgers have not been a very good bet ATS, especially as a double-digit favorite, where they are 1-2 ATS. They are just 4-3 ATS as a favorite this year and have covered just once in 4 attempts as a home favorite, so certainly not a shoo-in to cover in this one despite the obvious difference in class.

Team Stats

  • Points per Game: 73.3
  • Rebounds per Game: 34.5
  • Assists per Game: 13.1
  • Points Allowed: 62.6

Savannah State vs Wisconsin NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

  • Wisconsin is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Wisconsin’s last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin’s last 5 games at home

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Savannah State vs Wisconsin

There is no doubt that this should be a comfortable win for Wisconsin, but can they cover that lofty spread? I think they come up just short in that department.

Score: Savannah State Tigers 62 – Wisconsin Badgers 94