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Michigan Faces Badgers at Wisconsin on CBS Sunday

At the onset of the season, Michigan was a hot ticket on the March Madness betting futures market.  Head coach Juwan Howard wowed Michigan fans with his two-year record and high rankings on the recruiting trail.  But as Howard’s players come in to replace former coach John Beilein’s charges, growing pains have taken a toll.  Michigan may have more talent with Howard but lacks the discipline of Beilein’s teams.  Furthermore, it’s important to remember that Beilein was the most successful coach in Michigan basketball history.  By contrast, Wisconsin is a battle-tested veteran team that plays with tremendous structure.

Michigan Wolverines vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Information

Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Location: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
TV Coverage: CBS

Michigan Wolverines at Wisconsin Badgers CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, we find Michigan to be one of the most over-hyped teams on the top online Sportsbook board.  The Maize and Blue remain one of the iconic public entities in all of sports betting.  And with over a decade’s worth of success, squares remain all-in on the M-Men.

Wisconsin is a Wise Guys type of team.  Despite their recent red ink, the Badgers are known for providing good long-term wagering value.  Further, the Kohl Center is one of the toughest venues in college basketball.

Young Wolverines Suffer Growing Pains

Late on, Michigan has gotten the money in only two of its most recent seven games.  And then the Wolverines have gone under the 2021 March Madness betting total in three of its last four games.  Now Michigan stands at 13-10 straight up, 9-14 against the spread, and 13-10 over the total.  Michigan has national metrics of 155th out of 350 teams for scoring offense and 148th for points allowed.  Namely, Hunter Dickinson leads Michigan with 18.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.

Badgers continue to Exceed Expectations

Wisconsin is gushing red ink in recent games after their unexpectedly strong start.   To illuminate, the Badgers have covered only one of their last seven games.  UW is 2-4 under the bet on NCAA basketball total in their most recent six games.  As a result, Wisconsin is 19-5 straight up and 13-11 against the spread, with 15-9 over the total.  UW has national metrics of 184th for scoring offense and 106th for points allowed.  To show, Jonathan Davis leads the Badgers with 20.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.

Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard does not orchestrate artistic basketball.  However, he is superb at getting his kind of guys to play his style of basketball.  Wisconsin is consistently one of the most underrated programs in college hoops.

Michigan Wolverines at Wisconsin Badgers Against the Spread

Michigan is 53% against the spread in away games.  In contrast, the Wolverines are 56% on the board in Big Ten matchups.  Michigan is 60% vs. the line as dogs.  Also, the Wolverines are 52% under the total on the road.  Michigan is 56% under the number in Big Ten games.  The Maize and Blue are 60% over the total as underdogs

Overall, Wisconsin is 53% on the board as a favorite.  At home, the Badgers are 44% against the spread.  In Big Ten action, UW is 45% on the board.  Additionally, Wisconsin is 58% over the total in home games.  In Big Ten action, the Badgers are 47% over the number.  As a favorite, Wisconsin is 55% over the total.

To summarize, Michigan has covered eight of its last 11 against Wisconsin.  The Wolverines and Badgers series is 2-7-1 under the total.  Michigan is 5-2 vs. the odds at Wisconsin.  While this series is 1-3-1 under the total in the last five meetings at Wisconsin

Michigan Wolverines at Wisconsin Badgers CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Badgers will get a 2021 March Madness betting price break against the popular Wolverines.  Following a bad stretch against the odds, the Badgers are primed for a payout.

Michigan at Wisconsin CashBet Best Bet: 

Wisconsin Badgers

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