The top-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will start their road to the Final Four from the West Region for the second straight year when they take on the 16th-seeded Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
Big Ten champion Wisconsin has covered the spread in four of five games heading into the Big Dance and is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 Madness contests. Meanwhile Coastal Carolina won the Big South Tournament and has earned a victory in seven of eight.
The Badgers, favored by nearly 20 points over at BetOnline earlier this week, were the second seed last year and routed the 15th-seeded American Eagles 75-35 as 13.5-point favorites in the second round en route to going 5-0-1 against the spread before losing to the Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four. Wisconsin actually got off to a slow start against American and trailed 17-10 early on before pouring it on and easily covering the double-digit number.
The Chanticleers went 2-1 ATS in winning all three games during the Big South tourney, and they will be making consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances after losing to the top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers 70-59 last year as the 16th seed in the East Region. However, Coastal Carolina did cover the spread as a 20-point underdog against Virginia.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Wisconsin Badgers sport a record of 31-3 and 18-15-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have 24-9 and 8-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-19 for the Wisconsin Badgers and 4-4-1 for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
The Wisconsin Badgers sit at No. 5 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds – VSB
, while the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers sit at No. 109 on the same chart.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Chanticleers got 22 points from Warren Gillis as Coastal Carolina ran past Winthrop 81-70 on Sunday at HTC Center.
Nigel Hayes scored 25 points leading the Badgers to a 80-69 victory over Michigan State at United Center on Sunday.
Wisconsin vs Coastal Carolina betting trends:
Coastal Carolina 7-1 SU roll to end the season
Wisconsin 24-2 SU final 26 games of the season
Wisconsin just 2-8-1 ATS past 11 games as double-digit favorites
Wisconsin 7-1-1 ATS past nine tournament games