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College Basketball Picks: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 14, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

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    The Wisconsin Badgers have lost both of their games as road underdogs of 3.5 to six points this season, which is important to consider while making your college basketball picks on Thursday night, as the Badgers take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Williams Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Badgers are getting 4.5 points in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 118 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big Ten Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way. 

Wisconsin Badgers

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    The Wisconsin Badgers have won three games in a row, including a thrilling 65-62 overtime victory over the Michigan Wolverines as two-point home underdogs last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Badgers are 4-7 against the spread versus conference opponents this year, with the UNDER going 7-4 in that situation. 

Minnesota Golden Gophers

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    The Minnesota Golden Gophers have dropped six of their last eight games, including a 57-53 defeat to the Illinois Fighting Illini as 8.5-point home favorites on Sunday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Golden Gophers are 4-14 against the spread in the month of February over the last two-plus seasons.  

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Minnesota Golden Gophers as one of their sports betting picks on Thursday night, as they've covered the number in six of their last eight meetings with the Wisconsin Badgers.

    College Basketball Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers -4.5

     

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