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College basketball odds: Northwestern vs no. 12 Wisconsin

The No. 12-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (21-6, 11-4 Big Ten) enjoy a – 12 point spread against the Northwestern Wildcats (16-11, 6-10 Big Ten) in today’s college basketball odds. The Badgers are two games behind No. 3-ranked Ohio State and one game behind No. 8 Purdue.

Wisconsin visits the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten showdown the final game of the regular season.

He Wildcats have a tough assignment on the road at the Kohl Center. If the Badgers win on Sunday, they will have closed out the season undefeated at home for only the third time in 80 years. Wisconsin has won 18 straight games at home dating back to last season.

The Badgers have won two straight after a close 53-52 win at Michigan last week. That was an unusually low scoring game for a team that averages close to 69 points of offense. The Wildcats averages 72.3 points per game.

Considered one of the best offensive teams in the nation, the Badgers score more points at home, averaging 76.3 points per contest. Forward Jon Leuer scores 19.1 points and grabs 7.5 rebounds per game, while guard Jordan Taylor contributes 17.9 points.

The Wildcats have a 4-7 record on the road and is last in the Big Ten in scoring defense. Opponents score 68.0 points per game on average while the Badgers only allow 56.9 per game at Kohl Center.

Forward John Shurna leads the Wildcats with 17 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest, and guard Michael Thompson adds 15 points per night. However, Northwestern’s frontcourt lacks an inside presence relative to Wisconsin’s big men. Controlling rebounds will play one of the deciding factors in this game. The Badgers enjoy a – 12 point spread on today’s college basketball odds.

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