After an exciting win over Texas A&M yesterday, the Wisconsin basketball team will move onto the next round of the Maui Invitational today and take on the #12 Houston Cougars. The Cougars played Butler yesterday, dispatching the Bulldogs 70-52.
Wisconsin vs Houston Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under
According to WynnBET, the point spread for the game tonight favors the Cougars. The Badgers are currently a 7.5-point underdog in tonight’s game. The odds that the Badgers cover the 5.5-point spread are set at -112 (bet $112 to win $100).
The moneyline favors the Cougars to win outright, regardless of the score, with odds at -350 (bet $350 to win $100). The Badgers’ odds to win outright are set at +250 (bet $100 to win $250).
The over/under for the game is set at 122.5 points. The odds for both the over and the under are set at -112.
Wisconsin vs Houston Prediction Tonight
The young Badgers squad showed a lot of fight yesterday, continuing to fight, despite being down 16 points in the first half after Texas A&M hit a ton of threes early. They kept their poise and tightened up their defense, putting the clamps on the Aggies.
The Badgers went just 8-of-26 from long range, which is still a problem from last season. But they are being more aggressive on offense. Johnny Davis was attacking the rim all game, finishing with 21 points. The Badgers also got to the line and hit their free throws, making 15-of-17 attempts.
If the Badgers want to beat Houston today, they are going to have to do what they did yesterday and more. This Houston team is a lot better than A&M. They are going to have to slow down Marcus Sasser, who is averaging 19.8 points per game this season, and shooting 46% from three this season.
Prediction time. At the end of the day, I think this Houston team is more experienced and talented than this Wisconsin team is right now. I love the youth of the Badgers, but they are still learning how to play together, and until they can consistently hit shots from deep, I’m not confident they can win games like this.
Wisconsin 62 – Houston – 74
What Channel is the Wisconsin Game On?
You can catch the Wisconsin-Houston game on ESPN this afternoon at 4:00 PM CT.
Wisconsin vs Houston Live Stream
For those that are looking for streaming options, FuboTV is one option to consider, especially since they are currently offering a seven-day free trial for new users. Today’s Wisconsin game can be streamed live on Fubo TV.