Minnesota +9 over Wisconsin
Our model has this line 3-4 points off, with Minnesota closer to a five point underdog.
The Golden Gophers are on fire and might be playing the best basketball in the country right now. They’re coming off a blowout of Michigan State and a overtime victory against a Top 5 Iowa team.
They’ve achieved this success by being one of the best teams at getting to the free throw line in the country, hopefully mitigating Wisconsin’s defense.
On the other hand, Wisconsin came into this season highly touted but have been underwhelming. Just in their most recent game, they lost to a mediocre Maryland team.
The Badgers may be able to right the ship and get a W but it will be close and won’t be easy against Minnesota, so take the Golden Gophers and the points.