Badgers vs. Wolverines Prediction
Two ranked teams in the Big Ten Conference will do battle this afternoon as the 19th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers play at the seventh-ranked Michigan Wolverines. Can U-M protect its home court with a win?
605 Wisconsin Badgers at 606 Michigan Wolverines
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Crisler Arena at 12PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolverines are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 120.5 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 72 percent of public bets are siding with host Michigan. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Badgers win sixth straight
Wisconsin earned a 58-51 victory Wednesday night at Minnesota to improve to 17-6 overall and 9-3 in the Big Ten. The Badgers led 24-21 at halftime and continued to play well after the break. Wisconsin shot 19-of-55 from the floor, 6-of-22 on 3-pointers and 12-of-18 at the free throw line. Ethan Happ paced the Badgers with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting plus 3-of-6 at the free throw line. He also accounted for 13 rebounds and four assists. Brad Davison added 10 points in 34 minutes of action.
Wolverines bounce back at Rutgers
Michigan rebounded from only its second loss of the season Tuesday night with a 77-65 victory at the Scarlet Knights. The Wolverines (21-2, 10-2) led 43-31 at halftime on their way to the win. Michigan shot 26-of-58 from the field, 11-of-23 on 3-pointers and 14-of-17 at the free throw line. Ignas Brazdeikis led U-M with 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting including 5-of-9 on 3-point tries and 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down five rebounds and blocked two shots. Jordan Poole tallied 15 points, three boards and two steals. Zavier Simpson registered 14 points, seven caroms and seven dimes. Charles Matthews added 11 points, five rebounds and four assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Badgers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games. Wisconsin is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games versus the Big Ten.
The favorite is 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings. Michigan is 35-15-1 ATS in its last 51 Big Ten games.
Prediction:Wisconsin has been a tough squad for the Wolverines in recent years, but Michigan does have revenge on its mind after the Badgers sent them to their first loss of the season. But with Wisconsin clicking on all cylinders right now and playing lights-out defense, I think it stays within the number here. In my opinion, the spread seems just a bit too wide and I plan on taking advantage.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: WISCONSIN BADGERS +5.5