Nebraska vs. Wisconsin Prediction and Odds (Huskers to Hang Around Long Enough to Cover)

Nebraska's Bryce McGowens has seen his team play some of their best basketball of the season late in the year.
Nebraska's Bryce McGowens has seen his team play some of their best basketball of the season late in the year. / Michael Hickey/GettyImages

The Wisconsin Badgers have already picked up a Big Ten regular season title and can win it outright with a win today at home against the last place Nebraska Cornhuskers in Madison.

Nebraska has slowly turned the corner, playing some of its best hoops of the year over its past few games, including three consecutive ATS wins against two ranked teams vs. No. 25 Iowa, at Penn State, and at No. 23 Ohio State.

Wisconsin has won five in a row, having not lost since its game back on Feb. 12 against Rutgers. The Badgers defeated the Cornhuskers back on Thursday, Jan. 27 in a 73-65 win, failing to cover the 9-point spread.

Can the Huskers win their third straight game? Or at least cover the double digit spread? Here are the latest odds over at WynnBET Sportsbook:

Nebraska vs. Wisconsin Odds, Spread and Total


  • Nebraska +12 (-110)
  • Wisconsin -12 (-110)


  • Nebraska +600
  • Wisconsin -900


  • 147.5 (OVER -110 | UNDER -110)

Nebraska vs. Wisconsin Prediction and Pick

Is something a little different in the air for Nebraska right now?

The Huskers are fresh off their best win of the Fred Hoiberg era, defeating a ranked Ohio State team 78-70 their last time out. It would be a monumental task to pull of a second straight stunner, especially playing their third consecutive game on the road, but there are reasons why Nebraska can hang around today.

The first and foremost reason is the Huskers' newfound confidence in their outside shooting. Nebraska shot an absurd 65% from 3-point range against Penn State, and followed it up with an above average night against Ohio State, shooting over 39%. Over their past five games, the Huskers rank in the 99th percentile via CBB Analytics in 3-point percentage, 100th percentile in free throw percentage, and 94th in overall field goal percentage.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin, despite their reputation as a tough, physical defense can be beaten against teams that spread out and shoot well. The Badgers rank right in the middle of the pack with a Defensive Rating of 100.7 (62nd percentile).

If the Huskers get hot, this will get uncomfortable at the Kohl Center, making the 12-point cushion an easy, breezy bet.

PICK: Nebraska +12 (-110)

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