Wisconsin Badgers (3-0) vs Stanford Cardinal (2-1)Date : 11/21/2018
Time : 2:30 pm EST
Location : Battle For Atlantis Tournament, Nassau, Bahamas
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Wisconsin Badgers vs Stanford Cardinal
The Wisconsin Badgers will take on the Stanford Cardinal in the Vattle For Atlantis Tournament in Nassau, Bahamas, on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Stanford Cardinal halted a two game winning streak to begin the season by falling flat on the road versus the North Carolina Tar Heels in their last outing by suffering a 92-72 loss as the Tar Heels went into the half up 52-36 while cruising to victory in the second. The Cardinal only shot 40% from the field for the night while Kezie Okpala led the team with 16 points and nine rebounds in defeat.
The Wisconsin Badgers, on the other hand, remain undefeated on the season by blowing out the Huskies of Houston Baptist by a score of 96-59 in their last outing as five players scored in double figures for the Badgers including Brevin Pritzi with 17 points to lead Wisconsin while Ethan Happ and Nate Ruevers scoring 15 points each in the Win. Look for both of these teams to come out focused on getting a win in which to extend their outstanding play on the season, or, to get back on the winning track, altogether.
Wisconsin Badgers's Latest Performance :
Wisconsin is allowing their opponents to shoot 40% on the season from the floor while only allowing 63 points per game thus far in the season. In their last outing, they held the Houston Baptist Huskies to 38% shooting from the field while only converting 31% of their 3-point attempts for the night. The Badgers also outrebounded the Huskies by a margin of 33-21 for the game while also taking advantage of 15 turnovers made by the Huskies during the contest as well.
The offense for Wisconsin was on fire in shooting a tad over 60% for the night while nailing 7 of 18 three pointers on the night. As stated, the Badgers had five double-digit scores in the win with Happ leading the way with 15 points ,12 rebounds, along with six assists. They will certainly need him to step up versus a Cardinal defense that has not played particularly well in recent outings.
Stanford Cardinal 's Latest Performance :
The Stanford Cardinal had an easy go of it in their first two games of the season. However, they came up against a University of North Carolina Tar Heel team in their last time out that reminded them that they have much to work to do on the season in which to become a better team. The Cardinal has struggled on the defensive end of the floor this season and it certainly showed versus the Tar Heels as North Carolina shot 49 % from the field while making 6 of 13 3-pointers for the night. North Carolina also outrebounded Stanford by a 41=32 margin while taking advantage of 14 turnovers on the night for the Cardinal as well.
Nonetheless, the Cardinal were led by Okpala with 18 points along with nine rebounds in the loss while Cormac Ryan chipped in 14 points, five rebounds, along with six assists for Stanford. Cameron Johnson lead the Tar Heels in scoring with 17 points for the night while Luke Maye had 16 points along with eight rebounds in the win.
The offense for Stanford is currently averaging 80 points per game on 47% shooting from the field on the season; however, after their opening night win over Seattle, the Cardinal has indeed struggled and are now averaging 72 points in their last two games. They will certainly be met with a task in attempting to score points versus a Wisconsin defense that has been dominant all season long.
How Wisconsin Badgers & Stanford Cardinal Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Wisconsisn is 2-1 ATS while the OU is 2-0
Stanford is 2-0-1 ATS while the OU is 1-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be an interesting matchup in that Wisconsin will be looking to extend their stellar streak of basketball versus a Stanford team that is feeling dejected at the moment after a blowout loss to North Carolina in their last outing. In all, look for the Cardinal to certainly play much better in this matchup as they will certainly attempt to crack a Wisconsin defense that is one of the best in the nation, in my opinion. With that being said, look for this to be a competitive match up as both teams will certainly be looking to get a much-needed win.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Wisconsin Badgers
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Badgers in this contest as they are the better defensive team with an offense which entails a balanced scoring attack. On the other hand, Stanford has indeed struggled in their last two games and will certainly do the same versus a Badger defense that has not giving up many points to opposing offenses thus far in the season. In all, look for Wisconsin to take control of this game early and often as they will certainly slow the pace down and which to make the game a low-scoring, defensive-minded battle.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this contest as the Wisconsin defense should have a solid night versus a Stanford Cardinal offense that has trouble scoring at times. And while they have some talent and experience in which to bring into this matchup, Stanford has had its problems on the defensive end as well this year as they will certainly find it difficult to contain a potentially dangerous Wisconsin offensive attack. With that being said, look for the under to certainly be the strong play in this contest as the Wisconsin defense will shine once again verses and inconsistent Cardinal squad.
Betting trends for Wisconsin Badgers:
- The Cardinal is 4-0-1 ATS in last five games
Betting trends for Stanford Cardinal :
- The Badgers are 8-1 ATS in last nine games
- The Under is 5-3 in Badgers last eight games