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Badgers vs Wolverines College Hoops Game Preview

Wisconsin BadgersMichigan Wolverines
Jan 8, 1:30 PM | Crisler Arena

Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

12-4TEAM RECORD12-3

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Michigan vs Wisconsin battle Sunday at Crisler Arena as the Wolverines look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Wolverines currently sports a 12-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-5 ATS. The Badgers are 12-4 and 9-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wolverines produce a 8-3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Badgers have gone 4-9 against the number.

View Wisconsin vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Michigan in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 93-ranked Wolverines and the No. 32-rated Badgers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-72 win for the Badgers on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Michigan's No. 128-ranked scoring average of 70.9 PPG, against a Badgers defense rated No. 1 and allowing 47.2 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 48% to date this season, more than the Badgers shooters have managed so far (44.3% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wisconsin owns the country's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 49.2 points per game on the highway. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 214 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wisconsin was a 63-60 loser at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites. Jordan Taylor scored 28 points for Wisconsin on Tuesday, but the Spartans managed a 63-60 victory over the Badgers at Kohl Center.

Michigan lost its last outing, a 73-71 result against Indiana on January 5. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Wolverines to a win (they lost 73-71 to Indiana at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Thursday).

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Purdue are 6-4
After playing Michigan State are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Northwestern are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Badgers at Wolverines trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Wisconsin is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing Wisconsin
Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Wisconsin

Next up:
Wisconsin at Purdue, Thursday, January 12
Michigan home to Northwestern, Wednesday, January 11

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