This time of year is tough sledding for making college hoops selections because many schools have first semester finals this week and the schedule is extremely light like it is today.
That makes it tough trying to round up two underdogs against the college basketball odds, but I’m a professional handicapper and writer and did the research to find the two best possible choice I could and will give my reasoning for both.
Coming off a nice sweep last week for college basketball picks choosing underdogs, I would like to continue that for those reading this today.
With the Badgers at 4-7 (3-7 ATS) to start the season, you have to do back 20 years to find the last time a Wisconsin team had a losing record on the season. At the present time we are not suggesting that will happen, but if you have seen the Badgers play this year, they are not only inexperienced, the talent level does not appear close to the numerous teams that went fairly deep into the NCAA Tournament.
This Badgers squad has no distinct characteristics, unless ‘ordinary’ is viewed as a positive. Wisconsin is averaging 66.1 PPG on 44.3 percent shooting. Behind the arc they convert 33 percent and they are -1 in rebound margin.
Western Kentucky (6-3, 5-2 ATS) is thought of as Top 4 crew in Conference USA and they beat Purdue and SMU in Maui and covered the spread against now top-ranked Villanova. All of their losses would be considered reasonable with only one starter back and they have good athleticism and average 78.4 PPG.