The Wisconsin Badgers will travel to play the Maryland Terrapins on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at XFINITY Center, airing on Big Ten Network.
Let’s take a look at the odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and make some picks.
Wisconsin vs. Maryland odds
Spread: Maryland -5
Moneyline: Maryland -215, Wisconsin +185
Wisconsin (12-6, 4-4 Big Ten) lost a close matchup against Northwestern on Monday. While the team scoring has been decently efficient for the Badgers this season with 66.6 PPG, on 42.6%/66.7%/36.5% shooting splits. Their last five matchups against conference opponents have been far from ideal — losing to Illinois, Michigan St., a blowout against Indiana, and only beating Penn State by three.
Maryland (12-7, 3-5 Big Ten) took Purdue down to the wire on the road last Sunday — losing just 58-55. It was the confidence-building performance that the Terrapins needed, as they’ve plummeted to the bottom of the strident Big Ten. However, perhaps no team in the country has a record more deceiving at the moment. They managed to beat Michigan 64-58, as well as Ohio State 80-73 in the month of January, so this a team that’s going to be difficult to go against for the rest of the season.
The Pick: Wisconsin +5
The Badgers are hoping to end their dreadful three-game road losing streak on Wednesday. While Maryland is favored to come out with a win, there’s a lot that tells us that these two teams will duke it out enough to make this one close as the clock ticks away. Wisconsin’s offense will play a key factor in hitting this underdog spread. Look for the Badgers to exceed their 66.6 PPG scoring against a team that is allowing 69.1 PPG to Big 10 opponents so far in 2023.