Indiana Hoosiers at Wisconsin Badgers Betting Preview

Indiana Hoosiers at Wisconsin Badgers Betting Preview

Indiana Hoosiers at Wisconsin Badgers Betting Preview

Issues start to heat up in the Big Ten on Wednesday night when the no. 22 Wisconsin Badgers host the Indiana Hoosiers. The Hoosiers are currently 1- in conference play even though this game is Wisconsin’s Massive Ten opener. At property, the Badgers are slight 3.5-point favorites, with the over/beneath set at 132.5 points.

The Badgers are off to an impressive 7-1 start off this season that has moved them into the prime-25. Wisconsin’s only loss came last month against Providence. Nonetheless, the Badgers have an upset win more than Houston on their resume on their way to winning the Maui Invitational, as well as much more current wins more than Georgia Tech and Marquette.

As for the Hoosiers, they beat Nebraska in their final game to open Large Ten play. That was a great bounce-back effort for Indiana coming off a double-overtime loss to Syracuse. That remains Indiana’s only loss of the season, though the Hoosiers do not have that numerous impressive wins on the season therefore far.

Best in Show

Although Indiana nonetheless has a lot to prove, there’s small doubt that the Hoosiers will have the very best player on the floor in Wednesday’s game. Forward Trayce Jackson-Davis has been an unstoppable force in the paint this season, averaging 21 points and 8.six rebounds per game. He can score in the paint any time he gets the ball and is also averaging three.eight blocks per game on the defensive finish of the court.

Fellow forward Race Thompson has registered back-to-back double-doubles, providing the Hoosiers an intimidating frontcourt. Meanwhile, Pitt transfer Xavier Johnson is running the point and averaging four assists per game regardless of only being a modest scoring threat. That implies the Hoosiers need to have players like Miller Koop, Parker Stewart, and Tamar Bates to knock down shots otherwise, their backcourt scoring can be limited.

Here’s Johnny

Wisconsin’s star power will come from the backcourt, specifically sophomore Johnny Davis. Soon after scoring seven points per game last season, Davis has made a huge leap and is scoring 20.1 points per game this season whilst producing over 40% of his three-point shots. Nevertheless, Davis is just as good at acquiring to the basket even though backcourt mate Brad Davison is far more of a spot-up shooter, averaging 15.9 points per game.

Unfortunately for the Badgers, neither Davis nor Davison is a correct point guard, which is why Wisconsin averages fewer than ten assists per game. These two are also among the team’s best rebounders, so the Badgers rely a lot on them. On the bright side, Wisconsin has decent size in the frontcourt with Tyler Wahl and seven-footer Steven Crowl, who may well be able to include Jackson-Davis a small.

Anything to Prove

This game gives the Hoosiers an excellent chance to get a high quality win against a team that is overachieved early in the season. Even with some size inside, stopping Jackson-Davis will be hard for the Badgers. With a dominant huge man, Indiana will be able to keep close, generating them a great pick as 3.five-point underdogs.

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