Michigan Wolverines vs. Wisconsin Badgers – January 16, 2017

Bet on Wisconsin basketball to cover against Michigan.

In the Big Ten, the Michigan Wolverines and Wisconsin Badgers will square off at the Kohl Center in Madison. The Michigan Wolverines come into the game with a 12-6 record. The Wolverines are coming off a home win over the Cornhuskers of Nebraska. Michigan is 2-3 in Big Ten play.

For the Wisconsin Badgers, they hold a 14-3 record. The Badgers are coming off a blowout win at home over the Ohio State Buckeyes. Wisconsin has just one loss in Big Ten play thus far. The Wisconsin Badgers are pretty big favorites in this game at home. Wisconsin is listed as -8 point favorites over Michigan on Tuesday night.

Why Bet on the Wisconsin Badgers

The Wisconsin Badgers are led by head coach Greg Gard, and haven’t skipped a beat from previous successful seasons. The Badgers losses this season came to Creighton, North Carolina and Purdue, all ranked teams. Wisconsin is just behind Maryland in the Big Ten standings.

The Badgers are led in scoring by guard Bronson Koenig. He is scoring just over 14 points per game, along with Ethan Happ as one of the top scorers. The Badgers are scoring 76.8 points per game, while allowing 60.2 per game. The Wisconsin defense ranks 9th in the country defensively.

Why Bet on the Michigan Wolverines

The Michigan Wolverines will need a big upset in this game. The Wolverines have struggled in Big Ten play with losses to Iowa, Maryland and Illinois. During the non conference season, the Wolverines lost to South Carolina, Virginia Tech and the UCLA Bruins.

The top scorer for the Michigan Wolverines thus far has been guard Zak Irvin, with 14.2 points per game. The Wolverines offense is scoring 75.3 points per game. Following this game, the Wolverines will see games against Illinois and Indiana at home, before going on the road to rival Michigan State. Michigan is seeking their 27th trip to the NCAA tournament in school history.

Betting Pick & Prediction

The Michigan Wolverines are having a tough time in road games this season. The recent blowout loss to the Fighting Illini of Illinois show how bad they have been away from Ann Arbor. This is not going to be an easy task for the Wolverines, as the Kohl Center is one of the toughest places in all of college basketball to play.

Look for Wisconsin to get off to a quick start, and score a ton of points in the first half. The second half, Michigan may sneak back into it a bit, but in the end, the Wolverines are going to struggle to cover the spread. The final bet for this game is the Wisconsin Badgers -8 over the Michigan Wolverines.

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