Wisconsin Badgers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1/15/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 15, 2021

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-4) are expected to extend a three-game losing streak when they host the No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers (10-3) as 3-point underdogs at 9:00 PM ET on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Rutgers Athletic Center. The contest airs on FS1. The point total is set at 135 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Wisconsin vs Rutgers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Wisconsin -3 -112 -109 135 -108 -113 -159 130

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Wisconsin vs Rutgers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Rutgers (+3) Over (135) Wisconsin 72 Rutgers 71

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Total Facts

  • In six of 13 outings (46.2%) this year, the Badgers and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 135 points.
  • Rutgers has combined with its opponents to score at least 135 points in eight of 11 games (72.7%) this year.
  • These teams average a combined 150.5 points per game, 15.5 more points than the over/under of 135 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 134.6 points per game, 0.4 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Badgers have had set in matchups this season is 2.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Scarlet Knights games this year have averaged a total of 147.6 points, 12.6 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Badgers average just 2.9 more points per game (74.8) than the Scarlet Knights give up (71.9).
  • When Wisconsin totals more than 71.9 points, it is 8-0 overall and 5-0 against the spread.
  • When Rutgers gives up more than 74.8 points, it is 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 overall.
  • The Scarlet Knights put up 13 more points per game (75.7) than the Badgers give up to opponents (62.7).
  • In games it scores more than 62.7 points, Rutgers is 5-0 against the spread and 7-3 overall.
  • Wisconsin’s record is 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall when it allows more than 75.7 points.
  • The Badgers have scored a total of 157 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 12.1 per game), and the Scarlet Knights have out-scored opponents by 42 points on the season (3.8 more per game).

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Wisconsin Betting Information

  • The Badgers have struggled a bit against the spread this season, putting up a 6-7 record.
  • The Badgers have struggled to cover, going just 5-6 ATS when favored by at least 3 points.
  • The Badgers and their opponents have gone over the total in 8 of 13 games (61.5%) this season.

Rutgers Betting Information

  • The Scarlet Knights have a 5-6 record against the spread, covering in just 45.5% of their contests.
  • The Scarlet Knights have not fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 1-4 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Scarlet Knights games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (7 out of 11 games, 63.6%).

Head to Head

Wisconsin vs Rutgers (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/23/2020 Wisconsin -5.5 122.5 -265 +210 Regular Season 79-71 WISC
12/11/2019 Rutgers -1 124.5 -120 +100 Regular Season 72-65 RUTGERS
12/3/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-64 WISC

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Wisconsin Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Badgers is D’Mitrik Trice, who scores 15.2 points and dishes out 3.5 assists per game.
  • Wisconsin’s best rebounder is Micah Potter, who averages 6.9 boards per game in addition to his 12.5 PPG average.
  • Trice paces his teammates on the Badgers with 2.2 made threes per game.
  • Tyler Wahl is the Badgers leader in steals, averaging 1.0 steal per game, while Nate Reuvers leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Rutgers Leaders

  • Ron Harper Jr. is at the top of the Scarlet Knights scoring leaderboard with 20.1 points per game. He also pulls down 6.2 rebounds and averages 2.0 assists per game.
  • The Rutgers leaders in rebounding and assists are Myles Johnson with 8.5 rebounds per game (he also adds 7.5 points and 1.0 assist per game) and Jacob Young with 4.5 assists per game (he also tacks on 15.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game).
  • Harper contributes the bulk of the Scarlet Knights’ three-point shooting production. He makes 3.0 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • Rutgers’ leader in steals is Young (2.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Johnson (2.0 per game).
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