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Point spread favors Badgers in battle with Wolverines

Wisconsin BadgersMichigan Wolverines
Feb 23, 6:30 PM | Crisler Arena

Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

20-6TEAM RECORD17-11

The visiting Badgers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Crisler Arena against the Michigan Wolverines.

Supporters of the Badgers have watched them go 20-6 and 13-9 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 17-11 and 14-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 14-8, while the Badgers have a 11-9-2 mark.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Wolverines as 3-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolverines sit at No. 128 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Badgers sit at No. 70 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Badgers will win this game 76-68.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 242-ranked offense, averaging 66.8 PPG, against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 3 at 57.6 PPG. The Wolverines field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, less than the Badgers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 228 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 76-66 winner as they battled Penn State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. The Badgers grabbed a 76-66 win over the Nittany Lions on Sunday, behind a 22-point effort from Keaton Nankivil at Kohl Center.

Michigan was a 75-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. Tim Hardaway Jr. poured in a team-high 30 points for Michigan on Saturday, as they defeated Iowa 75-72 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Northwestern are 7-3
After playing Penn State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Iowa are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Badgers at Wolverines trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Wisconsin's last 25 games on the road
Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Michigan's last 8 games when playing Wisconsin
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games

Next up:
Wisconsin home to Northwestern, Sunday, February 27
Michigan at Minnesota, Saturday, February 26