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Minnesota Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers – March 5, 2017

Minnesota Gophers Free Betting Pick

We have a big game in the Big 12 on Sunday between the Minnesota Gophers and the Wisconsin Badgers. This game will tip off at 6:00 PM ET.

The first time these two played each other this year, January 21, 2017, the game ended up going to overtime. The Badgers ended up winning by 2 points 78-76. In that game, the Gophers had the lead at halftime and held the lead late but Badgers came back and sent it to overtime. Both teams had 3 players in double digit figures in scoring with the Badgers Ethan Happ led all scorers with 28 points and also put up 12 rebounds.

Gophers One Of Nation’s Hottest Teams

The Minnesota Gophers are 23-7 SU and 18-10 ATS. The Gophers have been hot lately winning 8 in a row SU and 7 out of 8 ATS. Those 8 wins match the Gophers entire amount of wins that they had last year.

The Gophers have one of the best defensive players in Reggie Lynch. Lynch is averaging almost 4 blocked shots per game, which is good for 2nd in the NCAA in block %. All thought they rely heavily on their defense, their last 9 out of 10 games have gone OVER the posted total.

Wisconsin Defense Needs To Step It Up

The Wisconsin Badgers are 22-8 SU and 12-15 ATS. The Badgers have a 11-6 record in the conference and currently sit in many expert bracketologists as a 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They fell from the top 25 this week and are a team is disarray.

They started out the year as a promising team with big hopes but have fell off the face of the earth lately. In their last 6 games, they have lost 5 out of 6 SU and ATS. In 2 out of the last 3 games, they have allowed teams to score over 80 points. That is extremely rare due to the fact that Wisconsin has the 11th ranked defense in the NCAA.

Gophers Ruin Badgers Final Regular Season Game

The Badgers are just finding ways to lose games. They had the lead late in their last game and once again, found a way to lose the game. That is not a good thing with Minnesota coming to town with a 8 game win streak.

  • PICK: Minnesota for 2 Units