Kansas State (23-10) vs Wisconsin (24-8)
When: Saturday, March 19th, 2011
Where: McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona
Time: 8:40 ET
The point spread for Saturday’s 3rd Round NCAA Tournament game between the Kansas State Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers opened up at -2 on in favor of Wisconsin at Sportsbook.com and the total was set at 126.5. The spread has moved up a half a point to 2.5 and the total has inched down to 126 as of Friday night. So far, 56% of the betting public is on the Badgers. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Wildcats are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5.
Over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall.
Under is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 neutral site games as an underdog.
Over is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 neutral site games.
My Prediction: The Badgers finally found some offense the other day against Belmont. They lost by 28 to Ohio State and only scored 33 in a loss to Penn State in their previous two games. Even though they shot 50% from the field and 12-22 from three-point land against Belmont, it was still a close game in the 2nd half. Kansas State won’t let them shoot like that again. Jacob Pullen is back for the Wildcats and he will help them create turnovers to frustrate the Badgers and advance to the Sweet 16.
Kansas State +3.5