Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines NCAAB Betting Prediction

Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction 2/7/2024

The Wisconsin Badgers (16-6) travel to face off against the Michigan Wolverines (7-15) on Wednesday, February 7th. This game will be played at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor and televised on BTN. Both Wisconsin and Michigan will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines

The Wisconsin Badgers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Wisconsin heads into this road matchup against Michigan as the favorite, and the Badgers have gone 12-2 when favored this season. For the year, they are 16-6, including a 8-2 mark in Big Ten play.

On the road, Wisconsin has gone just 3-3 this season, and their average scoring margin in road games is -2.7 points per game. In their last game, the Badgers lost to Purdue, 75-69.

Wisconsin has an ATS record of 11-10 this season and they are 7-7 vs. the spread when they are favored. On the road, the Badgers have gone 2-4 ATS this year and their last three road ATS record is 0-3. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Wisconsin is 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Wisconsin games is 11-8-2 with an average of 142.9 points per game compared to an average over/under line of 137.8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points and the over/under record is 2-0-1. On the year, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line of 142.

The Michigan Wolverines Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Michigan enters this game as a 5.5-point underdog, and the Wolverines have been the underdog in nine of their 22 games this season. They have gone 2-7 in those games, and they have gone 4-8 overall when they are the underdog.

Michigan is 4-10 at home this season, and they have lost their last three games at home. Over their last 10 home games, the Wolverines have gone just 2-8.

Michigan’s ATS record this season is currently 5-16, including a 3-11 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wolverines have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, Michigan is 0-3 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Michigan games is 13-8, and today’s line of 142 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, and their OU record during that stretch is 1-2.

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 75.5 points per game, the Wisconsin had a below average performance. They scored 69 points against Purdue and had a field goal percentage of 41.5%. Tyler Wahl was the leading scorer for the Badgers, putting up 20 points. In addition, AJ Storr contributed 14 points.

AJ Storr (G) 16.4 3.4 1.0
Tyler Wahl (F) 11.6 5.6 1.7
Steven Crowl (F) 11.2 7.6 2.4

Michigan Offense Breakdown

The Michigan offense is coming off a game where they scored 59 points against Rutgers. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.4% and connected on 7 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Olivier Nkamhoua, who holds an average of 15.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Dug McDaniel is averaging 16.8 points per game this season.

Olivier Nkamhoua (F) 15.9 7.0 2.6
Dug McDaniel (G) 16.8 3.9 4.9
Terrance Williams II (F) 12.5 4.1 1.4

Wisconsin Team Defense

Wisconsin’s defense has been playing well, ranking 81st nationally, with 67.8 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Michigan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.6%.

Michigan Team Defense

Facing Wisconsin, Michigan aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 78.8 points allowed per game (296th). Against Rutgers, the Wolverines’ defense gave up 69 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Rutgers only made 6 free-throws.

Badgers vs Wolverines Trends

  • Across the Badgers last ten road games, the team averaged 67 points per game while allowing 69. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-7, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • Although Michigan has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 69 points per game in these games.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Wolverines have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 0-3.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Badgers have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 2-3.

Badgers vs Wolverines Prediction

The Wolverines come in as the underdog at +5.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 142 and our model has the Badgers and Wolverines finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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