Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Wisconsin Badgers Free Prediction

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It will be a meeting between two stifling defenses when the 22nd-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (7-1, 1-0 Big 10) take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-2, 0-1 Big 10) at Kohl Center. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Wisconsin Badgers ATS Odds

In their last game, the Badgers defeated the 14th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, 72-66, while the Scarlet Knights fell to the ninth-ranked Michigan State Spartans, 78-67.

The Badgers held the Hawkeyes to an effective field goal percentage of 0.441 (below their season average of 0.542) and had a better turnover percentage (12.6 vs. 14.0). Rutgers, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 8.9 (better than their season average of 18.9). Wisconsin was led by Ethan Happ, who finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Eugene Omoruyi, meanwhile fueled Rutgers with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The Scarlet Knights won the sole game between these two teams last season, 64-60. Rutgers had a much better turnover percentage (8.9 vs. 20.7). Wisconsin, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (12-15; 80.0 percent).

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams square off. Wisconsin ranks 352nd in possessions per game (63.4) and Rutgers is 298th (67.3) since the 2017-18 season.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Wisconsin Badgers ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Wisconsin, ATS Winner – Rutgers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Rutgers ranks 27th in rebounds per game (39.1) while Wisconsin ranks 320th (31.5).
  • The Badgers rank fifth in three pointers allowed per game (16.9) while the Scarlet Knights rank 133rd (21.2).
  • Wisconsin ranks 233rd in assists per game (12.7) while Rutgers ranks 311th (10.4).
  • The Scarlet Knights rank 74th in steals per game (7.0) while the Badgers rank 238th (5.3).
  • Wisconsin ranks 92nd in blocks per game (3.8) while Rutgers ranks 237th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).