Coastal Carolina Vs Wisconsin March Madness Against The Spread Betting Pick

Coastal Carolina Vs Wisconsin March Madness Against The Spread Betting Pick

Coastal Carolina Vs Wisconsin March Madness Against The Spread Betting Pick

While all eyes are on the Kentucky Wildcats to bring home the hardware, Big Ten dual champion and 1st-seed Wisconsin is the big-conference bully everyone should be worried about. However, the Badgers also only went 3-10-1 against the spread in its last 14 games as a double-digit favorite.

Today when Wisconsin faces the 16th-seeded Coastal Carolina Chanticleers the Badgers are 19.5-point favorites when they hit the court in Omaha, Nebraska.

This will be the second time the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Wisconsin Badgers meet as they went head-to-head in 2005 with the Badgers schooling the Chanticleers 92-54.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Vs Wisconsin Badgers March Madness Against The Spread Betting Pick

Matchup: (16) Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs (1) Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Mar. 20, 2015 
Start Time: 9:20 p.m. ET 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Stadium: CenturyLink Center Omaha
TV Info: TBS
Stream: March Madness Live
Radio:  Coastal Carolina Vs  Wisconsin
Point Spread: Badgers -19.5
Game Total: N/A

Coastal Carolina Projected March Madness Starting Lineup:

  • G Warren Gillis, 6-3, Sr., 13.1 ppg, 3.2 apg
  • G Josh Cameron, 6-1, Sr., 12.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg
  • G Shivaughn Wiggins, 5-11, So., 10.2 ppg, 3.2 apg
  • F Badou Diagne, 6-7, Jr., 9.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg
  • F Tristian Curtis, 6-7, Jr., 4.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg
  • Coach: Cliff Ellis (eighth season)

Wisconsin Projected March Madness Starting Lineup:

  • G Bronson Koenig, 6-2, So., 7.8 ppg, 2.2 apg
  • G Josh Gasser, 6-3, Sr., 7.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg
  • F Sam Dekker, 6-9, Jr.., 13.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg
  • F Nigel Hayes, 6-7, So., 12.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg
  • C Frank Kaminsky, 7-0, Sr., 18.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg
  • Coach: Bo Ryan (14th season)

Coastal Carolina won the Big South tournament earn a shot at the Badgers with seven wins in their last eight games. The Chanticleers recorded a 24-9 mark during the season, 6-3 against the spread, but lost the two games they played against teams that were invited to the Bid Dance (UCLA and Ole Miss). Led by senior guard Warren Gillis (13.1 PPG, 3.1 RBP, 3.2 APG) and senior guard Josh Cameron (12.9 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 1.5 APG), Coastal Carolina average 71.7 points per game (70th), 11.4 assists per game, shooting 43.9% from the field (149th). Their defense allows 61.7 PPG (57th) and grab 39.8 rebounds per game (5th).

"This is a euphoric moment," coach Cliff Ellis said Sunday, celebrating his team’s second consecutive conference title, an 81-70 victory over Winthrop.

"We can matchup with anybody," Coastal forward Badou Diagne added.

Wisconsin, on the other hand, is one of the teams favored reach the Final Four and to win it all, entering the tournament with 16 wins over their last 17 games, and winning Big Ten Championship title over Michigan State. The Badgers finished the season 31-3, 18-15-1 against the spread, and 12-2 against squads that were selected for March Madness 2015.

Senior forward Frank Kaminsky (18.2 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 2.7 APG) and junior forward Sam Dekker (13.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.2 APG) led the team in the regular season. Wisconsin scores 71.9 points per game (67th), shooting 48.0% from the field while recording 12.7 assists per game (165th). Their defense average 56.1 points per game against (9th) and they grab 33.7 rebounds per game (165th).

The Chanticleers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a SU win, 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games, and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games as an underdog.

The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games, 11-2 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games as a favorite, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite, and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 neutral site games.

March Madness Against The Spread Betting Pick: Coastal Carolina 53-80 Wisconsin.