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The Michigan Wolverines were able to pull one out in their last outing at home in what was a near must win for the Wolverines as Michigan went on to beat Nebraska by a final of 91-85. With the win Michigan improves to 12-6 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten and the win snapped a two game losing streak where the Wolverines had lost to Maryland at home and Illinois on the road. Michigan relies a lot on the three point shot and this veteran group has favored playing more in the half court ranking 59th in the nation in total defense and 145th in scoring average. The Wolverines have 4 players averaging in double figures with Zak Irvin leading the attack averaging 14.2 points per game.
The Wisconsin Badgers completely dominated Ohio State in their last outing at home as the Badgers went on to beat the Buckeyes by a final of 89-66. Wisconsin has one of the best home court advantages in the Big Ten and Wisconsin’s two home conference games thus far have come in the way of 20+ points wins. The Badgers are another group that likes to play off of their defense as Wisconsin ranks 9th in the nation in points allowed and 104th in scoring average. The Badgers have the talent and experience to compete for the Big Ten regular season title and Wisconsin currently stands 14-3 overall and 3-1 in conference. Wisconsin brings a balanced offensive attack led by Bronson Koenig who’s averaging 14.4 points per game.
Michigan really played their best ball of the year back during the early part of the nonconference and this veteran group has just been unable to find consistent footing as they’ve headed into Big Ten play. Wisconsin has been dominant at home throughout the regular season and we like the Badgers to win big again today as they go on to cover the spread.
Wisconsin -11 -110