Wisconsin at Rutgers odds, picks and prediction

The Wisconsin Badgers (10-3 overall, 4-2 Big Ten) visit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-4, 3-4) in a Friday night Big Ten clash at Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Tip-off will be at 9 p.M. ET. Below, we analyze the Wisconsin-Rutgers college basketball betting odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

Wisconsin is No. 9 in the Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports.

Wisconsin at Rutgers:Betting odds, spread andlines

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  • Money line : Wisconsin -185 (bet $185 to win $100) | Rutgers +150 (bet $100 to win $150).
  • Against the spread/ATS : Wisconsin -3.5 (-115) | Rutgers +3.5 (-105).
  • Over/Under : 134.5 (O: -115 | U: -105).
  • Wisconsin at Rutgers: Three things to know

  • Wisconsin is coming off a 77-54 loss at No. 5 Michigan Tuesday. UW was undone by a 36-3 first-second half wraparound run by the Wolverines, and the Badgers at one point trailed the game by 40 points. UW shot a season-low 30.8 % from the floor and was out-rebounded 41-28.
  • Senior G D’Mitrik Trice leads the Badgers in scoring at 15.2 points per game. Trice has tallied 20-plus points in four of the team’s last five games. Over that stretch, Trice has shot 50% (15-for-30) from 3-point land.
  • Junior G Ron Harper Jr. Leads the Scarlet Knights with 20.1 PPG, and junior C Myles Johnson averages a team-best 8.5 rebounds per game. Rutgers opened the season with six straight victories but is just 1-4 since. Over those five most recent games, trips to the free-throw line have spelled a significant disadvantage for the Knights. RU has averaged 14.6 attempts per game and opponents have averaged 22.6 over the Knights’ last five games.
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    Wisconsin at Rutgers: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks


    Wisconsin 68, Rutgers 64.

    Money line (ML)

    Wisconsin is the better team at both ends of the floor. An angry Badgers team should be in resolute bounce-back mode here. But the Badgers are priced as such. UW is the lean but only an actionable play with a tag above -175.


    Against the spread (ATS)

    UW is adept in these returns after setbacks; the Badgers are 4-0 ATS after their last four losses. RU has lost three in a row, but not too far back in the rearview mirror are impressive wins over Illinois and Iowa.

    Wisconsin is a badger, but conference road games are a bear: PASS.

    Over/Under (O/U)

    Both teams trend toward the Over for the season (UW 8-5, RU 7-3-1), but Friday’s tag looks to be ballooned upward by a couple too many points. TAKE THE UNDER 134.5 (-105); its a number generous in the current market for this play.

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