Wisconsin vs. Michigan - 3/13/15 Big Ten Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (15-15) at Wisconsin
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Wisconsin -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and Wisconsin Badgers play Friday in the Big Ten Tournament.
The Michigan Wolverines look to win three straight after beating Illinois. On the season, Michigan is averaging 64.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting and 63.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Zak Irvin is averaging 14 points and 4.5 rebounds while Spike Albrecht is averaging 7.4 points and four assists. Ricky Doyle is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Max Bielfeldt is shooting 47.5 percent from the field. The Michigan Wolverines have four players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they’re shooting 75.3 percent from the line and 35.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last eight games.
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The Wisconsin Badgers look to win four straight games. On the season, Wisky is averaging 71.7 points on 48 percent shooting and is allowing 55.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 18.4 points and 8.1 rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 13.1 points and 1.1 assists. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Bronson Koenig is dishing 2.2 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 75.4 percent from the line and 35.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in nine straight games.
The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Badgers are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 neutral site games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The underdog is 11-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The underdog has controlled this series forever and Wisconsin hasn't been good at this season in covering the spread. Assuming Michigan plays the way it played yesterday, I like the Wolverines to keep this close.