How Sharps Are Betting Nebraska-Wisconsin
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Duke and Kansas will both be taking on conference rivals tonight, but it’s the Nebraska-Wisconsin matchup that has registered more bets than any other game on this evening’s college hoops slate.
The reason for the popularity? At Wisconsin -4, this line has attracted bets from sharps and squares alike.
At 10-12 overall, and 3-6 in conference, the Badgers have certainly underachieved this season. Coming into tonight’s game they’ve lost three of four including their past two, all to conference opponents.
The Cornhuskers, on the other hand, have pleasantly surprised the people of Nebraska. They’ve won four of five coming into tonight, and are in fourth place in the Big Ten at 7-4 in conference play, and 16-8 overall.
Despite all that, Wisconsin opened as a 2-point favorite at home.
Betting market analysis
Unsurprisingly, the majority of the public has taken the points, and Nebraska has received 71% of bets. However, the line has gone from Wisconsin -2 up to -4 thanks to heavy sharp money on the home team.
These teams met just three weeks ago in Nebraska, and the Huskers came away with a 63-59 win. But, as our college hoops analyst Stuckey notes, Nebraska benefited from a 28-to-10 free throw advantage in that game, and still only won by four.
The zebras in Madison likely won’t be as friendly to Nebraska, so we could be looking at a different story this time around. Stuckey added, “I’m personally not playing this game, but the Badgers are probably the right side.”
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