Michigan Wolverines vs. Wisconsin Badgers Pick, Odds, Prediction- 2/16/14
Wisconsin Badgers (20-5) at Michigan Wolverines (18-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and the Wisconsin Badgers face off on Sunday in Ann Arbor in Big Ten college basketball.
The Michigan Wolverines have won two of their last three games and remain tied for first place in the Big 10 standings. Michigan is 10-2 in the Big Ten, 10-1 at home this season, and 4-4 against teams ranked in the top 25. Nik Stauskas is the Wolverines leading scorer averaging 16.9 points per game. Glenn Robinson III is averaging 12.9 points, Caris LeVert us averaging 12.5 points, and Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 8.8 points. Michigan is averaging 75.5 points and they are shooting 48.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 4.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Michigan has their rematch with rival Michigan State up next in what should be for first place in the conference.
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The Wisconsin Badgers have won their last three games in a row and they appear to have stopped their mid season skid. Wisconsin is 7-5 in the Big Ten, 8-2 away from home this season, and they are ranked 21st in the nation. Sam Dekker is the Badgers leading scorer averaging 13.4 points and 6.0 rebounds. Ben Brust is averaging 13.2 points, Frank Kaminsky is averaging 12.5 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Traevin Jackson is averaging 10.7 points. Wisconsin is averaging 73.2 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Wisconsin is 5-2 against teams ranked in the top 25.
Michigan is 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 games, 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a road winning percentage over .600. Wisconsin is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 1-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two.
While the revenge factor plays big here, Michigan plays bigger and I am on the Wolverines.
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