January 9, 2022, 6:50 pm
We need a winner! We’re 1-3-1 in our last 5. Peaks and valleys. Peaks and valleys. We valley’d, now it’s time to peak!
Blake’s Free Play Record: 9-8 -0.32 units
BLAKE LAWATCH (@BlakeLawatch)
Wisconsin @ Maryland
1H U64.5 -110 Bet 1.1 units to win 1
You have to love Big Ten Basketball. Both of these teams are very good. They’re both going to compete till the very end and they’ve both faced a very hard schedule. A small angle here though, is that both teams have faced a harder offensive schedule than defensive. Even having said that, combined, these defenses allow a combined 61 points on defense in the 1H. That leads me to believe the under will hit. We have to build on that though, it’s not quite enough, but it’s a start. Both of these teams have the same identity in a way. They both excel at the free throw line, then attack the paint, then shoot the 3 ball, in that order. The good part is, both teams defend the paint really well. They’re prototypical Big Ten teams. They lean on the big men and guard play is second fiddle. Having said that, Wisconsin has one of the best guards in the country in Johnny Davis, but they still prefer inside play.