The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines and the No. 21 Wisconsin Badgers will meet again, this time in Madison. Michigan got the better of the Wolverines last January. Will the Wolverines go 2-0 against Wisconsin? Or will the Badgers avenge their January loss to Michigan? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers NCAA College Basketball Game on February 14 2021
Where: Kohl Center, Madison, WI
When: Sunday, February 14, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: TBA
Betting on the Michigan Wolverines (odds)
Record: 13-1 Overall / 8-1 Conference
The Wolverines will come into Sunday’s rematch against Wisconsin on the heels of consecutive wins over the Maryland Terrapins (87-63) at home and against the Purdue Boilermakers on the road (70-53). That Purdue game happened on Jan. 22 and it’s the last time Michigan saw action, as the Wolverines had to deal with postponements since. The Wolverines may be a bit rusty coming into the game against Wisconsin because of that lengthy layoff, but at least they can draw confidence from the fact that they have crushed on Jan. 12 at home, 77-54. Michigan shot 51.6 percent in that game while going 9 of 16 from deep. Franz Wagner had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Michigan dominated the rebounding battle, 41-28. Hunter Dickinson should be a problem for Wisconsin, as the Wolverines big man is 13th in the nation in true shooting percentage (69.9).
Michigan is 3-1 against the spread in its last four games overall.
Betting on the Wisconsin Badgers (odds)
Record: 15-6 Overall / 9-5 Conference
It’s been an up-and-down ride for Wisconsin of late, as the Badgers have alternated wins and losses since January. After winning two wins in a row last month, the Badgers have gone 3-3 straight up since, a stretch that includes their 61-48 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers last Wednesday on the road, 61-48. Wisconsin lives on its defense. That’s how the Badgers won against Nebraska, which made only 31.3 percent of their shots from the field and turned the ball over 18 times. Wisconsin is seventh in the nation with just 88.8 points allowed per 100 possessions. A top priority for the Badgers against Michigan is to win the battle on the glass, and that will be a challenge mainly for the pair of Micah Potter and Jonathan Davis to address, the team’s top two rebounders. Nate Reuvers, the Badgers’ 6-11 center, also has to step up to contain Michigan’s duo of Dickinson and Franz Wagner.
Wisconsin is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games at home.
Wisconsin wins, 67-65.
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