The Wisconsin Badgers take on the Saint Mary's Gaels at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Michelob Ultra Arena in the championship game of the 2021 Maui Jim Maui Invitational. The undefeated Gaels have been one of the country's early surprises, and are off to their best start in five years. The Badgers have lost just one game this season, and narrowly won against Houston, 65-63 on Tuesday.
Wisconsin is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Saint Mary's vs. Wisconsin odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 118.5. Before making any Wisconsin vs. Saint Mary's picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Saint Mary's vs. Wisconsin spread: Saint Mary's +2.5
- Saint Mary's vs. Wisconsin over-under: 118.5 points
- Saint Mary's vs. Wisconsin moneyline: SMU +125, Wisconsin -140
What you need to know about Wisconsin
Wisconsin guard Jonathan Davis took over for for the Badgers in Tuesday's win against the Cougars, and finished with 30 points (46 percent of Wisconsin's offense). Davis was responsible for most of the team's defense as well, and finished with two blocks and four steals in the game. Tyler Wahl and Brad Davison each pitched in with nine points in the winning result. Davison had a bigger role in the Badgers' previous game against Texas A&M, when he scored 19 points and snagged seven rebounds.
One thing Wisconsin has been especially good at this season has been drawing fouls and hitting free throws. Badgers opponents average nearly 18 personal fouls per game and Wisconsin has hit 81.8 percent of its shots from the charity stripe. That could mean trouble for a Saint Mary's side that has averaged 16.2 personal fouls per game this season.
What you need to know about Saint Mary's
The Gaels came to play on Tuesday against Oregon, and dispatched the Ducks, 62-50. Their success was spearheaded by the efforts of forward Dan Fotu, who had 16 points, and guard Tommy Kuhse, who had 13 points and seven assists along with six boards. Both players have been Saint Mary's top offensive options all season long.
One of Saint Mary's big advantages this season has been its perimeter defense, but that might not make much of a difference against Wisconsin. The Badgers have been finding ways to win without much outside shooting. Even though Wisconsin takes an average of 24 three-pointers per game, it has only made 29 percent of them. Saint Mary's continues to have one of the country's top scoring defenses, and only allow 58.3 points per contest.
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