Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan Wolverines - 2/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (20-9) at Wisconsin Badgers (18-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The surging Wisconsin Badgers look to continue their run versus the Michigan Wolverines.
The Michigan Wolverines have two games remaining and the conference playoffs to impress the selection committee and secure a decent seeding in the Big Dance. The Wolverines are looking to build on a 72-63 victory versus visiting Northwestern as a seven point favorite on Wednesday. A 44-34 second half broke open a tie game behind 49% accuracy and a 20-5 advantage at the stripe to overcome the 46% shooting Wildcats. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman paced the Michigan offense with 19 points with Derrick Walker Jr. adding 16 points and six pulls. Aubrey Dawkins netted eleven points and grabbed seven boards while Mark Donnal chipped in with seven points.
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This was the year the Wisconsin Badgers were supposed were supposed to be ‘rebuilding’ for lack of a better word but here they are competing for a top four spot. The Badgers are coming off of a 67-59 at Iowa behind a late run and a stifling defense. The Hawkeyes never got their offense going on 32.7% while Wisky countered at 48% for seven more field goals including a 10-23 from beyond the arc. Bronson Koenig gave the Badgers 15 points on 4-6 from long range with Nigel Hayes scoring ten points. Khalil Iverson and Jordan Hill tossed in nine points apiece while Vitto Brown and Zak Showalter added seven points each with a combined eleven rebounds.
The over is 38-13-1 in Michigan last 52 road games and is 22-8-1 in their last 31 overall while going 19-7-1 in their last 27 vs. Big Ten. Wisconsin are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big Ten while the over is 14-6 in their last 20 home games. The underdog is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The Badgers are rolling and hopefully continue to do so…