A midweek Big Ten college hoops matchup is just what the doctor ordered with a slow sports week as the Michigan Wolverines visit the Wisconsin Badgers. The college basketball betting spread favors the Badgers by double-digits. Tip-off is this Tuesday, January 17th at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Michigan Wolverines Vs Wisconsin Badgers Spread & ATS Pick
What: Michigan Wolverines (12-6) at Wisconsin Badgers (14-3)
When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Madison, Wisconsin
Stadium: Kohl Center
Spread: Wisconsin -11
Game Total: 131
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Michigan vs Wisconsin
Why Bet The Michigan Wolverines To Beat The Badgers
The Michigan Wolverines snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 91-85 last Saturday. They are 12-6 SU and 4-11 ATS this season. They average 75.3 points per game (143rd) and allow 66.2 points per game (60th).
Michigan shoots 47.6% from the field (47th) and 38.1% from beyond the arch. Senior guard Zak Irvin (14.2 PPG & 4.9 RPG) and junior point guard Derrick Walton Jr. (12.4 PPG & 3.9 RPG) are the top two playmakers on the Wolverines’ roster. Forward Moritz Wagner was the best player on the court in their last outing with 23 points.
"We didn’t stop them very often," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "We outscored them, and if that’s the way it’s got to be for a while, while we shore that up, that’s what we’re going to have to do."
Michigan averages 29.9 rebounds per game (345th), 5.9 steals per game (218th). Their point differential is +9.06.
Why Bet The Wisconsin Badgers To Beat The Wolverines
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-3 SU and 9-5 ATS this season after beating Ohio State 89-66 in their last game. They are 10-1 in their last 11 games. The only blemish came at the hands of the Purdue Boilermakers. They average 76.8 points per game (105th) and give up 60.2 points per game (9th).
Wisconsin shoots 48.1% from the field (35th) and 36.5% from three point land (122nd). Senior guard Bronson Koenig (14.4 PPG & 2.1 RPG) leads the team in scoring along with Senior forward Nigel Hayes (13.6 PPG & 5.4 RPG). Against Ohio, State Koening had 21 points going 7-12 from the field.
"I tried not to fall into that trap of deferring, and that’s what I did," Koenig said of his early struggles. "I stayed on the attack and stayed aggressive."
The Badgers average 38.9 rebounds per game (60th), 7.29 steals (75th) and their point differential this season is +16.58.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
- Badgers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Badgers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Wolverines are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games.
- Wolverines are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Michigan lost four straight games against Wisconsin.
Michigan is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 conference matchups and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win.
Wisconsin is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the under is 20-8 in their last 28 games following a win. The home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
My final score prediction is Michigan 65, Wisconsin 75.