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Wisconsin Badgers at Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Preview – Jan 16, 2024

Out of the Big Ten, the Wisconsin Badgers are at the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday. The Wisconsin Badgers come into the game as the leaders of the Big Ten. The Badgers are 13-3 overall, and have won all five of their Big Ten games. The Badgers lead Purdue and Indiana by 1.5 games for the conference lead. Wisconsin has won six straight games, including a home win over Northwestern.

For Penn State, they come into the game with an 8-9 record. The Nittany Lions are 2-4 in Big Ten play. Penn State has dropped back to back games, including a blowout loss on the road at Purdue on Saturday.

The Wisconsin Badgers are -7 on the road at Penn State. The total for this game is listed at 147.

Big Ten Threat?

The Wisconsin Badgers look to be a true threat out of the Big Ten. The Badgers started the season 1-2, with losses to Tennessee and Providence. Since that, they have won 12 out of 13 with their lone loss coming to Arizona. In the recent win for the Badgers, Max Klesmit scored 24 points to beat the Wildcats.

On the season, Wisconsin is led in scoring by AJ Storr. Storr is scoring 14.8 points per game, and making nearly 45% of his shots. Chucky Hepburn has been strong for the Badgers as well. He is scoring 8.5 points and dishing out 4 assists per game. Wisconsin as a team is scoring 75.2 per game, and allowing opponents 65.4.

The Badgers will finish the month with three more games after this. Wisconsin will host Indiana on January 19th, and then head to Minnesota on January 23rd before finishing at home against Michigan State on the 26th. The first game of February for Wisconsin is on the road at Nebraska.

Penn State Struggles

Things have not gone well for the Nittany Lions as of late. They have dropped three out of their last four games. In those three losses, the Nittany Lions are allowing nearly 90 points oer game. The defense will have to be better in order to win in Big Ten conference games.

The Nittany Lions are led in scoring by Kanye Clary. The guard is scoring 18.6 points per game, playing nearly 31 minutes per game. Ace Baldwin is up to 12.8 points per game, and also dishing out 4.9 assists per game. On the season, the Nittany Lions are scoring 76.3 points per game. Penn State has been one of the worst rebounding teams in the nation, with just 32.6 per game.

On the Penn State schedule after this is a trip to Ohio State on January 20th. The Nittany Lions then take a week off and host Minnesota on January 27th. The final game of January will come on the 31st as Penn State is on the road at Rutgers.

Penn State Battles; Badgers Win

Penn State is going to battle at home. In the end, the more talented team wins. Wisconsin wins a lower scoring game than oddsmakers anticipated. We will give Wisconsin a 70-66 win over Penn State. Take the Nittany Lions +7!

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