Northwestern vs. Wisconsin,
02/01/2018 20:30 EDT,
Score: 60 - 52
Total: -110/+130 Under
*4 Star Northwestern/Wisconsin Total TAKEDOWN* The Northwestern Wildcats have started playing quite a bit of zone defense in recent games. Coach Collins decided their man defense had been bad enough that he wanted to switch things over. It has helped them be more competitive against quality teams, and it has slowed the tempo of their games down.
Wisconsin ranks 345th in tempo in the country. The Badgers are coming off a poor defensive performance in the second half against Nebraska in their last game. I expect a better effort on defense here.
The tempo here should be extremely slow, and both teams have had issues on offense this year. Wisconsin has scored 63 points or fewer in 5 of their last 7 games. Northwestern was held to 46 points at Indiana and to 47 points at Michigan in recent games.
This one is a few points too high.
Take the under.