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How and what to watch for No. 21 Wisconsin vs. Northwestern

We go over how you can watch Sunday’s Wisconsin-Northwestern matchup, as well as how you could go about betting on the game.

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Wisconsin Badgers forward Aleem Ford and the Badger bench celebrate his three-point basket in the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the second half at the Kohl Center. Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

No. 21 Wisconsin has lost three of its last five games, and its latest loss was the hands of Big Ten rival No. 11 Iowa. The Badgers have another conference game on Sunday against a Northwestern team they beat by 16 in January. Will the result be similar in the rematch?

Wisconsin (15-8, 9-7) have lost three straight games to ranked opponents. Recent matchups against Iowa and No. 3 Michigan were tough on the badgers, but they’ll get a chance at a tune-up game before having to face two ranked teams in their final three games of the regular season. D’Mitrik Trice leads Wisconsin in points, rebounds, and steals. The Badgers’ success will likely depend on him.

Northwestern (6-13, 3-12) is only above Nebraska in the conference. The Wildcats have lost 12 straight games since upsetting No. 4 Ohio State by one point earlier this season, but taking down another ranked opponent is a big ask. Sophomore guard Chase Audige has led Northwestern in scoring for three straight games. Northwestern’s top offensive weapon will have to be locked in.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Penn State vs. Iowa on Sunday, February 21th at 7:00 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network, or you can stream it via this link or on the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go 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

Point spread: Wisconsin -6.5
Point Total: 131
Money line: Wisconsin -295, Northwestern +235

  • Wisconsin is 11-12 ATS overall and 5-7-1 on the road.
  • Nebraska is 8-9-1 ATS overall and 4-4-1 at home.

The Best Bet

Wisconsin took care of business at home against Northwestern and is coming off two days of rest after facing two tough opponents. The Wildcats haven’t won at home since Dec. 26 of last year against the Buckeyes. The Badgers have been the much better team and should cover the spread and get a win, despite their current losing streak.

Pick: Wisconsin -6.5

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