Michigan vs. Wisconsin - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Michigan vs. Wisconsin - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin Badgers (17-10) at Michigan Wolverines (18-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Crisler Center)

The Line: Michigan Wolverines -6.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5

TV: ESPN2

The Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan Wolverines meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center.

The Wisconsin Badgers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 66.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Nate Reuvers is averaging 13.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Kobe King is averaging 10 points and 2.8 rebounds. D'Mitrik Trice is dishing 4.1 assists and Micah Potter is grabbing six rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have lost four of their last five road games.

The Michigan Wolverines look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 75.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Livers is averaging 13.6 points and 3.8 rebounds while Zavier Simpson is averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Jon Teske is the third double-digit scorer and Eli Brooks is dishing two assists. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have split their last six home games.

The underdog is 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings.

The Michigan Wolverines are playing their best basketball now that they're healthy, and they're riding a five-game winning streak where they're winning by an average of 14.8 points while allowing just 37.2 percent shooting from the field. The Wisconsin Badgers have put together some nice wins of their own, and while they're not as good on the road, they only lose on the road by an average of 2.7 points. The Wisconsin Badgers are also a profitable 6-4-1 against the spread in the underdog role. These are big games with us approaching tournament play and Wisconsin doesn't get blown out often. Give me the points in what should be a Big Ten battle. 

Randy’s Pick Wisconsin Badgers +6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.