Illinois State @ No. 24 Wisconsin
Current Records: Illinois State 8-5; Wisconsin 9-2
What to Know
The #24 Wisconsin Badgers and the Illinois State Redbirds will round out the year against one another at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Kohl Center. The Badgers are out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.
It was a close one, but two weeks ago Wisconsin sidestepped the Nicholls State Colonels for a 71-68 win. The overall outcome was to be expected, but Nicholls State made it more of a contest than the oddsmakers had predicted. Guard Brad Davison (19 points) was the top scorer for Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, the stars were brightly shining for Illinois State in an 81-64 victory over the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners last Tuesday. It was another big night for Illinois State's guard Antonio Reeves, who posted a double-double on 21 points and ten boards.
This next game looks promising for the Badgers, who are favored by a full 17 points. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (6-3), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Their wins bumped Wisconsin to 9-2 and the Redbirds to 8-5. We'll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when Wisconsin and Illinois State clash.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Kohl Center -- Madison, Wisconsin
- TV: BTN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Badgers are a big 17-point favorite against the Redbirds, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Badgers as a 16-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Wisconsin
- Johnny Davis: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
- Carter Higginbottom: Out (Undisclosed)
- Jahcobi Neath: Out (Undisclosed)
- Justin Taphorn: Out (Undisclosed)
- Lorne Bowman II: Out (Undisclosed)
- Ben Carlson: Out (Undisclosed)
- Matthew Mors: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
- Chris Hodges: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)