Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin (+2)
The Wisconsin Badgers (10-2) go to Crisler Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Michigan Wolverines (10-0). Michigan opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 134.5.
Wisconsin will enter this game with a mark of 10-2 for the campaign. They average 76.5 pts per game (101st in the nation) while shooting 46.3% from the field. The Badgers are shooting 41.4% on shots from beyond the arc (104 of 251) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Wisconsin is pulling in 35.0 boards per game and has 174 dimes this year, which has them ranked 60th in D-1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 8.2 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.3 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Badgers are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.8 fouls. They are giving up 33.0% from beyond the arc and they rank 25th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (61.5). The Badgers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.9% (259 of 666) and they concede 32.6 boards per game as a group. They are 210th in college hoops in giving up assists with 134 conceded on the campaign.
The Wisconsin Badgers took the court against the Indiana Hoosiers and walked away with a win by a score of 80-73 in their last contest. Wisconsin ended with a 42.4% field goal percentage (28 of 66) and made 8 of their 19 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Badgers knocked down 16 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled a total of 33 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 assists for the contest in addition to getting 10 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to defending, Wisconsin allowed the other team to go 42.4% from the floor on 28 of 66 shooting. Indiana doled out 19 dimes and had 2 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Hoosiers snagged 31 rebounds (1 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Indiana finished 62.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 5 of their 8 attempts. They knocked down 8 of 21 shots from downtown.
D'Mitrik Trice is someone who played a role for this game. He ended up walking away with 21 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 47 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. Trice walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the field and totaled 7 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Badgers was Nate Reuvers. He pulled down 6 boards and accumulated 3 assists. He finished 33.3% from the field for this game by connecting on 4-of-12 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Reuvers played for 35 min.
Michigan has a win-loss mark of 10-0 so far this year. The Wolverines have committed 14.8 fouls every game and they go 77.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 18.0 times per contest (19th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per contest. Michigan has accounted for 825 points on the season (82.5 per contest) and they grab 39.9 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Wolverines are shooting 52.5% from the field, which is ranked 17th in the country. The Wolverines on the defensive end are ranked 104th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 67.0. The Michigan defense concedes 34.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (80 of 230) and their opposition makes 77.2% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 9.7 assists and 30.0 boards per game, which is 20th and 25th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 37.5% from the floor (12th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Michigan Wolverines took home the win by a final score of 82-57 when they faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Wolverines were able to pull down 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in the game. They blocked 4 shots while recording 4 steals for this game. The Golden Gophers were called for 15 personal fouls for this contest which took the Wolverines to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They were able to convert 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Michigan buried 4 out of 13 attempts (30.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wolverines shot 33 out of 58 from the floor which had them shooting 56.9%. The Wolverines allowed the Golden Gophers to make 22 of their 68 tries from the floor which had them shooting 32.4% in this matchup. They shot 25.0% from distance by connecting on 7 out of 28 and finished the contest at 6 of 6 at the charity stripe (100.0%). Regarding rebounding, Michigan permitted Minnesota to get 28 in all (13 offensive).
Hunter Dickinson ended up being important for the Wolverines in the matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 15 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 80.0%, which had him finishing with 28 points. Dickinson pulled down 8 rebounds in his 32 minutes played and had 2 dimes for this contest. An additional guy that played a role for Michigan was Isaiah Livers. He was able to score 14 points in his 29 minutes played via 6 of 11 shooting for the contest. Livers walked away from this one going 54.5% from the field in addition to earning 3 assists and 7 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Michigan (-2) and over 134.5 points
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