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College Basketball Matchup - Wisconsin Badgers Michigan Wolverines Odds Preview

Michigan Wolverines Wisconsin Badgers
12-4 January 18, 2014, 06:00 | Kohl Center 16-1



College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Wolverines of Michigan hit the hard court against the Badgers of Wisconsin.

The Wolverines will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Badgers are 10-6-1 ATS. Michigan is 8-6 on the totals; Wisconsin is 10-6.

View Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

The Badgers were listed as -8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Badgers rated this week at No. 2 and the Wolverines sitting at No. 22.

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Last time out for Michigan, they were an 80-67 winner as they battled Penn State at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. Michigan earned an 80-67 victory over Penn State on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Nik Stauskas at Crisler Center.

Wisconsin lost its last outing, a 75-72 result against Indiana on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Wisconsin suffered a 75-72 loss against Indiana on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Traevon Jackson in a losing effort at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Wisconsin's No. 177-rated squad against Michigan's No. 212-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Wisconsin rates No. 22 in the country with 8.29 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 nationally with 8.56 per match.

A few Wolverines at Badgers trends to consider:
Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Michigan's last 11 games on the road
Wisconsin is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Wisconsin is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Michigan home to Iowa, Wednesday, January 22nd
Wisconsin at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 22nd