Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines NCAAB Prediction, 2–16–2017
Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines: Big 10 Basketball
Free NCAAB Pick by: Puss Williamson of BetSheet.com
Odds: Michigan -1
Time: February 16, 7pm EST
(21–4 SU, 11–11 ATS)
A big game in the Big 10 Conference tips off on Thursday in Ann Arbor, MI. The #10 ranked Wisconsin Badgers try to hang onto the Big 10 Conference lead and go for the season sweep after beating the Wolverines in January.
The Badgers enter Thursday’s game fresh off an upset by Northwestern, 66–59. Wisconsin was riding an 8 game win streak before their loss to the Wildcats and now they must bounce back vs a very tough and desperate Michigan team.
Wisconsin is 5–2 SU this season in true road games and it’s the time of year that the Badgers play their best basketball. Over the past 4 seasons the Badgers have gone 33–9 in February and March. They have had some close games this season that could have gone either way and they could be entering a tough stretch of the season that will make or break their Big 10 Conference lead.
(16–9 SU, 9–13 ATS)
The Wolverines temporarily got off the NCAA Tournament bubble with two very impressive performances last week: an 86–57 home blowout of rival Michigan State, and then a 75–63 victory at Indiana on Sunday.
Derrick Walton Jr. joined the school’s 1,000-point, 400-rebound, 400-assist career club and will soon grab his 500th rebound to place himself among the all-time Michigan greats.
Michigan is a tough opponent and will rarely make mistakes leading the nation in fewest turnovers per game (9.4). The Wolverines are fifth in the nation in fewest fouls per game at 15.2. U-M is shooting a record pace 79.2 percent on free throws.
Michigan is 13–3 at home on the season and 9–13 ATS.
Wisconsin vs Michigan Prediction
What is Puss Williamson Predicting?
The Badgers have won 17 of the past 19 meetings, including five in a row and six of seven in Ann Arbor. The underdog is 14–3 ATS the last 17 meetings. Michigan is 5–2 ATS the last 7 games in the Big 10 Conference. Wisconsin showed some vulnerabilities in their last game vs Northwestern and this is a tough bounce back game in Michigan. I like the Wolverines in this matchup at home -1.
Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines Free College Basketball Pick: Michigan -1