Savannah State Tigers vs. Wisconsin Badgers ATS Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, College Basketball

The 16th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (8-2) welcome the Savannah State Tigers (3-8) to Kohl Center. The Badgers will attempt to continue their five-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Savannah State Tigers at Wisconsin Badgers Betting Odds

In their last game, the Badgers easily got past the Coppin State Eagles, 85-63, while the Tigers fell to the Texas A&M Aggies, 98-83.

Wisconsin played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 6.5 and a free throw rate of 0.377. For those same stats, Coppin State recorded marks of 17.5 and 0.169, respectively. Savannah State, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (18.1 vs. 20.6). Ethan Happ played well for Wisconsin, accumulating 10 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds on his way to his zeroth triple-double of the season. Collins Joseph, meanwhile was a key piece for Savannah State with 20 points.

Happ and D’Mitrik Trice have been playing well over the last five games for Wisconsin. Happ has averaged 0 points, while Trice has put up 0 points a game during that span.

The upper-echelon offense of Wisconsin will square off against the porous defense of Savannah State. The Badgers currently rank 45th in effective field goal percentage (0.552), while the Tigers are 348th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.585). The Badgers should have the edge on that side of the ball. It will also be a battle of contrasting paces as the fast-paced Tigers rank first in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Badgers rank 333rd.

Savannah State at Wisconsin ATS Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Wisconsin, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Wisconsin ranks sixth in assists allowed per game (9.1) while Savannah State ranks 267th (24.5).
  • The Tigers rank 10th in rebounds per game (42.3) while the Badgers rank 203rd (34.5).
  • Wisconsin ranks 43rd in blocks per game (4.3) while Savannah State ranks 193rd in blocks allowed per game (5.0).
  • The Tigers rank first in three pointers attempted per game (45.5) while the Badgers rank 243rd (19.0).
  • Savannah State ranks 24th in steals per game (8.3) while Wisconsin ranks 227th (4.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 87.6 points per game (8.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 96.6 points per game (3.4 below their season average).
  • The Badgers\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 20.8, up from 10.7 for the season.