Cody Zeller is a key player to handicap when making your college basketball against-the-spread picks Tuesday night, as the Indiana Hoosiers (15-1) host the Wisconsin Badgers (12-4) at Assembly Hall, with the opening tip scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Sports bettors will find that the Hoosiers are 10.5-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 132.5 in the market.
Zeller leads a group of five players that average 11 or more points per game, which has led directly to Indiana ranking first nationally in offense.
Let's take a closer look at this Big Ten Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction along the way.
The Wisconsin Badgers have won 10 straight games against the Indiana Hoosiers—compiling an 8-2 against-the-spread record over that span.
Sports bettors will find that the Badgers have lost and failed to cover the spread in their two games as underdogs this year, while the UNDER is 2-0 in that situation.
Tom Crean is 3-12 all-time when matching up with Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan, which includes a pair of losses during the 2011-12 NCAA basketball season.
Sports bettors will find that the Hoosiers are 23-11 against the spread at home over the last two-plus campaigns.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Indiana Hoosiers as one of their NCAA basketball picks Tuesday night, as they've gone 3-1 against the spread as home favorites of 9.5 to 12 points since 2010.
College Basketball Pick: Indiana Hoosiers -10.5