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Michigan vs. Wisconsin - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wisconsin at Michigan
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)
Crisler Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Michigan -5.5 -- Over/Under: 121.5
TV Channel
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The Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center.

The Wisconsin Badgers look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 71.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 18.3 points and 5.1 assists while D'Mitrik Trice is averaging 13.4 points and 2.9 rebounds. Brad Davison is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Reuvers is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won six of their last nine road games.

The Michigan Wolverines look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 71.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 57.3 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 15.5 points and one assist while Jordan Poole is averaging 12.9 points and three rebounds. Charles Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Zavier Simpson is dishing six assists. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines haven’t lost a home game since January 9 of last year.

The Badgers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. Big Ten and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 vs. Big Ten and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Badgers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Michigan and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Wolverines last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Badgers last 7 overall.

The Wisconsin Badgers won the meeting against Michigan a few weeks ago by 10 points and have proven all year they can win on the road. The problem is the Michigan Wolverines have been one of the best home teams in the country, not losing in over a full year and winning this season by an average of 16.1 points while allowing just 39.9 percent shooting. We have two teams that have been very kind to us against the number lately, but I need more points to consider Wisconsin in this sort of spot. I'll take Michigan and the reasonable number at home.

Michigan -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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