Betting on Wisconsin Basketball

Betting on basketball in the Badger State, which is a key segment of Wisconsin sports betting, means the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA and the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison at the college level. The Marquette Golden Eagles are also a popular Wisconsin college basketball bet, and the Horizon League, not as well-known as the big TV conferences, produces some very strong basketball out of the Universities of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Betting on Wisconsin basketball has meant round ball wagering since 1898, when the Badgers lost their first game to the Milwaukee Normal Alumni 25 - 15. Fast forward more than 115 years and spread, total and money line wagering is offered on the Bucks, the Badgers and most other Wisconsin college basketball teams.

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University of Wisconsin Badgers

The Badgers of Madison play their home ball at the Kohl Center as a member of the Big Ten Conference. As a popular Wisconsin basketball bet, the Badgers started the 2014 seasons ranked in the Top 4 in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll. Badgers team colors are cardinal and white, and the noisy student section at home games is nicknamed the Grateful Red. The Badgers have in recent years been a consistent contender in the Big Ten Conference, appearing in the NCAA postseason tournament every year in the 21st Century as of 2014. Learn more in our guide to betting on the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team.

Marquette Golden Eagles

Betting on the Marquette Golden Eagles men's and women's basketball teams for Wisconsin basketball fans means attending home games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Big East Division I college basketball program has made it to the NCAA March Madness tournament an impressive 31 times since 1955. Claiming a Conference Championship in 1997 and 3 conference regular-season titles, the Golden Eagles won the NCAA Tournament in 1977 during Basketball Hall of Famer and head coach Al McGuire's final season with the team. For those Golden Eagles fans who are interested in seeking out wagering options on this team, we have included a guide to betting on the Marquette Golden Eagles basketball team.

Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) - Milwaukee

Betting pro basketball in Wisconsin means Milwaukee Bucks round ball. As a member of the Central Division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA, the Bucks have been playing basketball since 1968 when they were formed as an expansion team. They share the BMO Harris Bradley Center with the Marquette Golden Eagles of the NCAA as a home court. The Bucks claim 1 league title (back in 1971), 2 conference titles and 13 division championships. Some of the most memorable NBA players of all time have suited up for Milwaukee, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sidney Moncrief, Oscar Robertson, Ray Allen, Michael Redd and Toni Kukoč. Check out our guide to betting on the Milwaukee Bucks.

Betting on Wisconsin Basketball - The Underrated Horizon League

While the 3 teams listed above will cover the majority of basketball bets in Wisconsin, a couple of Horizon League teams are also popular Wisconsin basketball wagers. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers hold their home games in the Klotsche Center. And just 2 hours down the road the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix plays home games in the Resch Center. Both are NCAA Division I non-football schools. The Horizon League contains 9 teams that are all located in the Midwestern United States, predominantly in the Great Lakes region. Although not quite as popular as the big name conferences, the Horizon League is the only non-BCS conference to win at least 1 game in 7 of the last 8 NCAA tournaments heading into the 2014 season.