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How and what to watch for Penn State vs. No. 14 Wisconsin

Wisconsin and Penn State will match up Tuesday night in what will be a rematch from Saturday’s Nittany Lion win.

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Wisconsin Badgers forward Nate Reuvers defends as Penn State Nittany Lions guard Izaiah Brockington shoots the ball during the second half at Bryce Jordan Center. Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers and Penn State Nittany Lions will play their second game in a row against each other on Tuesday night in Madison. Penn State got the best of Wisconsin on Saturday with an 81-71 home win for their first win against the Badgers in 13 previous tries.

Wisconsin (13-5, 7-4 Big Ten) hasn’t been as consistent as would be expected from a team loaded with seniors, and they struggled to contain Penn State defensively in Saturday’s loss. Big man Nate Reuvers was expected to be Wisconsin’s best player coming into the season but is now coming off the bench for the Badgers. He had a breakout game, tying a season-high 18 points against Penn State and if he can get going again, this is a dangerous Badgers team.

Penn State (6-7, 3-6 Big Ten) has about as deceiving of a record as it gets because this is a solid college basketball team especially on the offensive end where they rank No. 16 in adjusted offensive efficiency. The Nittany Lions have won three of their last four games with the lone loss in that stretch coming by four points on the road against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Guards Myreon Jones and Izaiah Brockington are each averaging more than 15 points for Penn State.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Penn State vs. Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. ET on FS1, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends (Updated 5:30 p.m.)

Point spread: Wisconsin -8.5
Point total: 138
Money line: N/A

Betting Splits (Updated 5:30 p.m.)

Penn State: 51% of handle, 55% of bets
Wisconsin: 49% of handle, 45% of bets

  • The over hit in six of Penn State’s last eight games, but the under cashed in four of Wisconsin’s last six.
  • Wisconsin is 13-1 straight up in their last 14 games against Penn State.
  • Wisconsin is 18-2 straight up in their last 20 home games, while Penn State lost five in a row on the road.

The Best Bet

We don’t love it, but how is Penn State going to score on the road? Wisconsin is the ninth-best team in the NCAA in adjusted efficiency. We’ll take the Badgers to keep the number low.

Pick: Under 138.5

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