Wisconsin vs Michigan Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 14 (Expect a Close-Fought Big Ten Battle)

Wisconsin vs Michigan Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 14 (Expect a Close-Fought Big Ten Battle)


Wisconsin vs Michigan Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Wisconsin (14-10, 6-8 Big Ten) vs. Michigan (14-11, 8-6 Big Ten)
  • Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Kohl Center -- Madison, Wisconsin
  • Coverage: ESPN2

Tuesday, Feb. 14's NCAA college basketball schedule includes some Big Ten action as the Wisconsin Badgers are set to host the Michigan Wolverines at 9 p.m. ET.

A 62-61 loss to ranked Indiana put an end to Michigan's three-game winning streak, leaving time to reveal how the Wolverines respond. Meanwhile, Wisconsin also looks to bounce back after falling 73-63 in overtime to Nebraska in a game that saw the Badgers outscored 12-2 in the extra frame.

So, which of these two Big Ten programs will get back into the win column tonight?

Wisconsin vs Michigan Odds & Spread

Wisconsin enters this contest as the slight home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 131.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Wisconsin vs Michigan Betting Trends

  • Wisconsin is 10-13-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Badgers' ATS record as 1.5-point favorites or more is 4-7.
  • There have been 13 Wisconsin's games (out of 23) that hit the over this year.
  • Michigan is 12-13-0 against the spread this year.
  • Against the spread as 1.5-point underdogs or more, the Wolverines are 4-5.
  • There have been 14 Michigan games (out of 25) that hit the over this season.
Wisconsin Rank Wisconsin AVG Michigan AVG Michigan Rank
330th 65 Points Scored 73.6 144th
34th 63.6 Points Allowed 69.3 175th
320th 28.8 Rebounds 33.3 106th
339th 6 Off. Rebounds 7.6 266th
66th 8.5 3pt Made 7.8 135th
273rd 12 Assists 12.9 206th
2nd 8.3 Turnovers 9.6 12th

Wisconsin vs Michigan Prediction & Pick

Though Wisconsin has had some impressive defensive performances this season, that hasn't been the case lately. After allowing 63.6 PPG (No. 28) on the year, the Badgers have allowed 73-plus points in back-to-back outings. Now they must take on the Wolverines, who are averaging 77 points over their last three games.

Michigan's defense has also been solid in recent weeks, surrendering only 63.5 PPG over the last four games. The Wolverines have the edge in the paint, averaging 25.7 defensive rebounds (T-No. 23) while the Badgers only average 31.0 total (T-No. 327). Michigan is also tied for the 38th-most blocks per game (4.5), whereas Wisconsin tallies the 10th-fewest in the country (1.5).

Since Wisconsin has also failed to cover the spread in seven consecutive home games, I don't like its chances of winning tonight. Instead, I'll take Michigan re-finding its groove and walking out of Kohl Center with the victory.

Final Score Prediction: Michigan: 68 | Wisconsin: 64

Wisconsin vs Michigan Best Bet

Since I'm predicting an upset, it only makes sense to back Michigan as the +1.5 underdog. Juwan Howard's team is at least 7-6-1 ATS in Big Ten competition this season, whereas Wisconsin is 4-10 ATS in that regard. Furthermore, the Badgers are also 2-12 ATS in their last 14 outings overall.

Covering the spread in seven of its last 10 games against Wisconsin, back Michigan to continue that trend tonight.

Bet: Michigan +1.5 (-110) or Michigan ML (+102)

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