Wisconsin at Michigan: 1/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Michigan Wolverines (10-0) vs Wisconsin Badgers (10-2)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Crisler Center)
Betting Odds: Michigan Wolverines -2 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan Wolverines face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Crisler Center.
The Wisconsin Badgers have found success this season and coming into this game they sit with an 9-2 record overall. The two losses for Wisconsin this season have come against the Marquette Golden Eagles and Maryland Terrapins. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 76.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 61.5 points per game. Wisconsin is shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 41.4 percent from behind the three point line. The star for Wisconsin has been D’Mitrik Trice and on the season he is averaging 14.8 points while shooting 45.3 percent from the field an 42.1 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Michigan Wolverines who come into this game with a perfect 10-0 record overall and during that ten game win streak they have covered the spread in eight of the games. On the season, Michigan is averaging 82.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 67 points per game. Over the last five games, Michigan is averaging 78.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 64.6 points per game. MIchigan is led by center Hunter Dickinson who is averaging 18 points while shooting 73 percent from the field. Isaiah Livers has also been strong for the team averaging 13.9 points while shooting 49.5 percent from the field.
The over is 6-2 in Wisconsin’s last eight games overall. The over is 9-4 in Wisconsin’s last 13 games against the Big Ten. The underdog is 16-5 against the spread in the last 21 meetings played between the two teams. The underdog is 6-2 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams in MIchigan
This is going to be a close battle all the way to the end and I wouldn’t be shocked if Wisconsin has enough defense to pull off the upset. I will take the points though to be safe with Wisconsin. Back Wisconsin against the spread.