Everyone loves finding easy ways to make a little extra money, but not everyone simultaneously desires taking a ton of risk in their pursuit of those revenue streams. If you have been keeping up to date on our recent stories, you have surely noticed an ongoing trend of our intrigue in the sports betting markets whenever our beloved boys from B-Town take the basketball court. If you missed out on our previous posts prior to the matchups with Rutgers, Minnesota, and/or Purdue than you may have missed out on a few easy benjamins.
Again, we must be fully transparent in our confession to not being experts and/or possessing any type of psychic abilities. But with that being said, here are a few betting picks via DraftKings that have our attention leading up to tonight's clash in Madison between Indiana and Wisconsin.
GAME LINE LIKES
WISCONSIN | MONEYLINE (-800)
Choosing Wisconsin to cover the spread (-11.5) could very easily hit tonight, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. Indiana has been incredibly up and down this season and are currently on a downward trend. You never quite know exactly what to expect from the Hoosiers, so they could feasibly keep this one close throughout. However, the 11th ranked Badgers should be able to get the job done in the friendly confines of their campus.
GAME TOTAL POINTS | UNDER 141 (-112)
While these two teams combine to average roughly 150 points-per-game, history tells us that this could be a defensive battle. Wisconsin has always been renowned for their defensive dominance, and the Hoosiers just do not have the type of offensive firepower that boosts your confidence in their ability to shred the nets in this one. Plus, Wisconsin is not exactly an offensive powerhouse as they are currently 161st in the NCAA in points-per-game. Do not anticipate a back-and-forth shootout.
PLAYER PROP LIKES
STEVEN CROWL | OVER 8.5 REBOUNDS
Going back to our previous betting predictions, if you have read them than you know we like to lock in the OVER on rebounds for the opposing center. The starting center for each of IU's last 4 opponents has hit their OVER in this statistical category, and and the 7-footer Crowl (7.8 boards a night) snagged 11 rebounds in the team's loss to Penn State on Tuesday evening.
MACKENZIE MGBAKO | OVER 11.5 POINTS
Mgbako is really starting to put the pieces together, and was one of the few bright spots in the embarrassing loss to Purdue (with Trey Galloway perhaps being the only other one). With things beginning to click for the freshman, it would be fair to expect at least double-digit scoring from him on a nightly basis going forward.
MAX KLESMIT | OVER 1.5 MADE THREES
Klesmit is the highest volume 3-point shooter for the Badgers (team-high 64 attempts on the season) and is knocking down his treys at a silky 39.1% heading into tonight's game. The junior guard has hit at least 2 triples in each of Wisconsin's last 3 games and has even striped 5 twice this season (with 1 of those performances occurring just 2 games ago).