After a cold night of shooting against Illinois on Wednesday night, the Wisconsin Badgers are looking to heat up and knock off the Penn State Nittany Lions this evening at home. The Nittany Lions come into this matchup with a 9-9 (4-6) record on the season. Penn State is coming off a big 90-86 2OT victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes at home.
This will be a good chance for the Badgers to bounce back and get back to winning to keep pace atop the Big Ten. According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index (BPI), the Badgers have an 86.5% chance to win this game.
Wisconsin vs Penn State Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under
The Badgers are considered 8.5-point favorites in tonight’s game against Penn State, according to the latest odds from WynnBET. The odds that the Badgers cover the point spread are -105 (bet $105 to win $100). The odds that the Nittany Lions cover the spread are also set at -115.
The moneyline for this game favors the Badgers to win outright, regardless of the score. The odds for the Badgers are -370 (bet $370 to win $100). The moneyline for Penn State is at +275 (bet $100 to win $270).
The over/under for this game is set at 131 points. The odds for both the over and the under are set at -110.
Wisconsin vs Penn State Prediction Tonight
This is a game the Badgers should win. The big question is how close will the game be? The Badgers have played in a lot of close games this year. Luckily, they’ve shown a lot of grit in those games, leading them to a 10-1 record in games decided by six points or less.
Two of those wins came over Nicholls and Illinois State, two teams the Badgers probably should have handled fairly easily, especially with both games being at home. But in both games, they allowed their opponents to hang in the game.
It would be a huge confidence boost for this Badgers team if they can put the Nittany Lions away early and win by double-digits. This should also be a good game for Johnny Davis to get out of the shooting funk he has been in the past few games. If the Badgers can get a comfortable lead, Davis should be able to work for good shots and not feel like he needs to force shots to create offense.
The Badgers will have to deal with big man John Harrar. Harrar is enjoying his best season to date. He is averaging 10.8 points per game 9.6 rebounds per game. He is averaging the second-most rebounds per game in the Big Ten, behind Kofi Cockburn. Crowl and Vogt will have their hands full on the boards again tonight. Luckily, however, Harrar doesn’t quite present the same offensive threat that Cockburn did.
Part of me thinks this game gets somewhat interesting in the second half before Wisconsin finally pulls away a bit.
Wisconsin 77 – Penn State 68
What Channel is the Wisconsin Game On?
You can catch the Wisconsin-Penn State game this evening on BTN at 5:00 PM CT.
Wisconsin vs Penn State 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.