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Big 10 Championship: Michigan Wolverines vs. Wisconsin Badgers – Mar 12, 2017

It’s the Big 10 Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Horizon Center in Washington D.C. The 8th seeded Michigan Wolverines will battle against the 2nd seeded Wisconsin Badgers. The Wolverines come into the game with a 23-11 record. The Wolverines were the 8 seed, and downed Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota thus far.

For the Wisconsin Badgers, Greg Gard has his team playing solid basketball right now. The Badgers are the second seed in the tournament, and are coming off a blowout win over Northwestern on Saturday. The Wisconsin Badgers are small favorites in this game. Wisconsin is -1.5 over Michigan on Sunday.

Badgers Looking to Finish Weekend

The Wisconsin Badgers had a stretch in February where they dropped three straight games. A win over Minnesota helped them get back on the right track. Coach Greg Gard has two guys that are scoring consistently. Bronson Koenig leads the team with 14 points, while Ethan Happ is at 13.9.

The Badgers have been one of the best defensive teams in all of college basketball for several seasons. This season, Wisconsin is 10th in the nation, allowing just over 61 per game. The Badgers have won 36 games during NCAA Tournament play, and this season will be their 23rd tournament appearance.

Wolverines Looking to Stay Red Hot

The Michigan Wolverines, of course had the flight issues before getting to the conference tournament, and ran off three impressive wins. Now, the Wolverines are looking to down another ranked foe. The Wolverines came into the tournament with six wins in their last 8 games.

Michigan is led in scoring by Derrick Walton Jr. He is scoring more than 14 points per game, and dishes out 4.5 assists per game. Michigan is one of the top offensive teams in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are scoring more than 74 points per game. Michigan will play in their 27th NCAA Tournament.

Wolverines Win Again

The Michigan Wolverines have a little destiny on their side. The plain crash was scary, and have really brought this team together. The Wolverines are a team that can really score the basketball. This is a game that has two different styles of play. Wisconsin is going to be much slower than Michigan.

The Wisconsin Badgers, if they do not shoot the basketball well struggle to score. The Wolverines are quick enough to guard Wisconsin, and will cause them problems. In the end, the best bet for this game goes to the underdog. The Michigan Wolverines +1.5 is the bet to make in the Big Ten title game.