Wisconsin vs Michigan Line & Free Pick

Wisconsin vs Michigan Line & Free Pick

Wisconsin vs Michigan Line & Free Pick

Michigan’s confidence is swelling at the right moment with a battle against the Big Ten’s leader 11th-ranked Wisconsin on the horizon. The college hoops betting favors the Wolverines by 1-point to beat the Badgers. Tip-off is this Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Wisconsin Badgers Vs Michigan Wolverines Line & Free Pick

What: No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers (21-4) at Michigan Wolverines (16-9)
When: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET  
Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Stadium: Crisler Center
Spread: Michigan -1
Watch: ESPN
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Why Bet The Wisconsin Badgers To Beat The Wolverines

Wisconsin dropped their last game to Northwestern 69-66 ending an eight-game winning streak. They are 21-4 SU and 13-11 ATS this season. They average 73.8 points per game (176 th ) and allow 60.4 points per game (4th).

The Badgers shoot 46.0% from the field (98th) and 35.2% from three-point land (180th). Senior guard Nigel Hayes scored 13 points in the loss to the Wildcats. Wisconsin shot 38% from the field on the night which led to the end of their winning streak.

"For us, getting everybody’s best shots, knowing that we’re marked is good for us," coach Greg Gard said. "Nothing that happened this game is surprising, areas we need to improve upon."

Wisconsin average 29.3 rebounds (346th), 13.5 assist (182nd) and 7.04 steals. They have a +13.4-point differential this season. Sophomore forward Ethan Happ leads the team with 9.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.

Why Bet The Michigan Wolverines To Beat The Badgers

Michigan has won their last two,with wins over Michigan State (86-57) and Indiana (75-63). They are 16-9 SU and 11-13 ATS this season. They average 74.6 points per game (158th) and 65.5 (41st).

The Wolverines shoot 47.5% from the field (43rd) and 38.4% from beyond the arch (42nd). Senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. (14.7 PPG & 4.7 RPG) went 7-13 scoring 25 points against Indiana.

"This is a hard place for every team that’s ever played in the Big Ten to win at," said coach John Beilein after beating the Hoosiers. "It’s so good for us to be able to come out of here, get a lead, keep a lead."

Michigan averages 29.3 rebounds per game (346th) and 13.5 assists (182nd) per game. They have a +9.1-point differential this season. Junior forward D.J. Wilson leads the team with 4.5 rebounds per game and Freshman forward Austin Davis is tops with 1.0 steals.

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Wisconsin has won eight of the last ten games against Michigan
  • Michigan has covered the spread in three of the last four games against Wisconsin

Wisconsin vs Michigan Pick

I am betting on Michigan to cover.

Sources:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/game?gameId=400914943
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/275/wisconsin-badgers
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/130/michigan-wolverines http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/field-goals/sort/fieldGoalPct/count/43
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/3-points/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct/count/42