ROGERS' 10* TOTAL OF THE MONTH (OFF 3-0 CBB 10* SWEEP ON SUNDAY!)
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin,
03/01/2020 18:30 EDT,
Score: 69 - 71
Total: -110/+128½ Under
The set-up: Wisconsin is in a fight for second spot in the Big Ten. Minnesota will likely be in 12th in the upcoming Conference Tournament. Two weeks ago the Gophers upset the Badgers 70-52, so clearly the home side is looking to avenge that setback. Minnesota was impressive defensively though, holding the Badgers to just 28.4 percent. I think this one will result in a similar final combined score once it's all said and done.
The pick: Besides, the numbers/trends support this theory as well. As note that Wisconsin has seen the total go under the number in eight of its last ten conference home games trying to revenge a same season road loss to an opponent of ten or more points, while Minnesota has seen the total dip below in nine of its last 14 conference road games as an underdog in the +4.5 to +7.5 points range. Both teams are extremely adept at launching up the three, but in this important conference game, I believe every shot will be contested, which will help in pushing this total well under once it's all said and done.
10* TOTAL OF THE MONTH on the UNDER Minnesota/Wisconsin.