Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 2/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan (-1)
The Michigan Wolverines (13-1) are headed to Kohl Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Wisconsin Badgers (15-6). Michigan opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 131.5.
Michigan heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 13-1 on the year. The Wolverines are connecting on 37.7% on three-point attempts (109 of 289) and 76.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 79.7 pts per game (34th in the nation) while shooting 50.9% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Michigan is collecting 39.6 boards per contest and has racked up 243 assists on the season, which has them ranked 135th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Wolverines are able to force 10.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. The Wolverines defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 37.4% (329 of 880) and they relinquish 31.1 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 33rd in college hoops in allowing assists with 144 surrendered this year. They are surrendering 32.2% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 61st in the nation in PPG allowed (65.4).
The Michigan Wolverines played the Purdue Boilermakers and walked away with a win by a score of 70-53 in their last contest. Michigan ended the contest with a 43.6% FG percentage (24 out of 55) and made 6 of their 15 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Wolverines buried 14 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 82.4%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they compiled 37 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists for the contest while getting 6 steals and 5 rejections. When it comes to defense, Michigan let their opponent shoot 43.6% from the field on 24 of 55 shooting. Purdue recorded 11 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. Additionally, the Boilermakers grabbed 39 rebounds (18 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Purdue finished 73.3% from the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 15 attempts. They knocked down 2 out of their 12 attempts from three-point range.
Isaiah Livers is one player who played a role for this game. He had 22 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 mins and also snagged 10 rebounds. Livers finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes. Someone else that came through in the matchup for the Wolverines was Eli Brooks. He pulled down 5 boards and also had 2 assists. He shot 62.5% from the field for this game by shooting 5-of-8 (11 points). At the conclusion of this game, Brooks saw the court for 32 minutes.
Wisconsin has a win-loss mark of 15-6 for the campaign. As an offense, the Badgers are connecting on 43.2% from the field, which has them ranked 229th in the nation. Wisconsin has scored 1,487 pts for the season (70.8 per game) and they pull in 34.4 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.3 times per contest (171st in college hoops) and they turn it over 9.2 times per game. The Badgers commit 15.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 75.2% from the free throw line. The Badgers defensively are ranked 21st in the nation in points allowed per game with 62.4. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the field (63rd in college basketball). The Wisconsin defense surrenders 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (130 of 407) and opponents are making 70.2% of their foul shots. They give up 11.3 dimes and 34.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 58th and 158th in college basketball.
When they last stepped on the court, the Wisconsin Badgers went home victorious with a score of 61-48 when they faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Badgers were able to pull down 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for this contest. They stuffed 3 shots while recording 9 steals for the contest. The Cornhuskers committed 19 fouls in the matchup which took the Badgers to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to make 12 of those for a clip of 70.6%. When talking about three-point shots, Wisconsin buried 9 of their 32 attempts (28.1%). When all was said and done, the Badgers finished the game shooting 20 out of 62 from the floor which had them shooting 32.3%. The Badgers permitted the Cornhuskers to bury 18 of their 49 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 36.7% in the game. They shot 33.3% from 3-point land via 5 out of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 17 at the charity stripe (41.2%). When discussing attacking the glass, Wisconsin permitted Nebraska to pull down 40 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
D'Mitrik Trice was important for the Badgers for this contest. He made 3 out of 14 in the game for a field goal percentage of 21.4%, which got him 9 points. Trice snagged 8 rebounds in his 37 minutes and added 3 assists in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Wisconsin was Brad Davison. He ended up with 9 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood via 3 out of 7 shooting for the contest. Davison finished going 42.9% from the field in addition to collecting 3 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan (-1)
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