Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 5, 2023
Big Ten foes square off when the Wisconsin Badgers (16-13, 8-11 Big Ten) visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-20, 2-16 Big Ten) at Williams Arena, tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Sunday, March 5, 2023. The Golden Gophers are 5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s over/under is 128.5.
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Odds
- Wisconsin odds to win: -221
- Minnesota odds to win: +182
- Spread: Wisconsin (-5)
- Total: 128.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Venue: Williams Arena
Who Will Win Wisconsin vs. Minnesota?
Wisconsin and Minnesota Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Wisconsin is 1-5 against the spread when favored by 5 points or more this season.
Minnesota is 8-8-2 against the spread when an underdog by 5 points or more this year.
These teams average a combined 127.5 points per game, one fewer point than the over/under of 128.5 set for this game.
Wisconsin and Minnesota have seen its opponents average a combined 6.1 more points per game than the over/under of 128.5 set for this matchup.
The average total Wisconsin has had in its games this year is 0.2 more points than this particular game’s point total.
The average over/under in Golden Gophers games this year is 4.9 more points than the point total of 128.5 in this outing.
So far this season, the Badgers have put together a 13-16-0 record against the spread.
The Golden Gophers have gone 11-15-2 ATS this year.
Wisconsin Stats & Insights
Wisconsin’s +39 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 1.3 points per game) is a result of scoring 65 points per game (333rd in college basketball) while allowing 63.7 per contest (29th in college basketball).
Wisconsin pulls down 29.1 rebounds per game (310th in college basketball) while allowing 33.4 per contest to its opponents. It is outrebounded by 4.3 boards per game.
The Badgers hit 8.4 three-pointers per game (71st in college basketball), 2.2 more than their opponents (6.2).
Wisconsin’s 91.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 237th in college basketball, and the 89.8 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 128th in college basketball.
When playing at home, the Badgers are scoring 2.7 fewer points per game (64.9) than they are when playing on the road (67.6).
Minnesota Stats & Insights
Minnesota’s -236 scoring differential (being outscored by 8.4 points per game) is a result of putting up 62.5 points per game (351st in college basketball) while giving up 70.9 per contest (204th in college basketball).
Minnesota is 263rd in the country at 30.4 rebounds per game. That’s 3.3 fewer than the 33.7 its opponents average.
Minnesota hits 6.1 three-pointers per game (310th in college basketball) at a 31.9% rate (307th in college basketball), compared to the 6.8 its opponents make, shooting 36.2% from deep.
Minnesota ranks 348th in college basketball with 84.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and 288th defensively with 95.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.
At home the Golden Gophers are scoring 61.9 points per game, 1.6 fewer points than they are averaging away (63.5).
Wisconsin Key Players to Watch
The Badgers leader in points and assists is Chucky Hepburn, who puts up 12.2 points per game to go with 2.9 assists.
Wisconsin’s best rebounder is Steven Crowl, who averages 7.1 boards per game in addition to his 11.3 PPG average.
Connor Essegian leads the Badgers in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Hepburn and Crowl lead Wisconsin on the defensive end, with Hepburn leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Crowl in blocks averaging 0.5 per contest.
Minnesota Key Players to Watch
Dawson Garcia has the top spot on the Golden Gophers leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 15.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
Ta’Lon Cooper dishes out more assists than any other Minnesota teammate with 6.1 per game. He also scores 9.9 points and grabs 4.1 rebounds per game.
Jamison Battle hits 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Golden Gophers.
Cooper (one steal per game) is the steal leader for Minnesota while Pharrel Payne (1.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Prediction
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- Pick OU:
Wisconsin 70, Minnesota 61
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