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How the public is betting No. 9 Wisconsin vs. No. 7 Michigan

The Badgers will be trying to give the Wolverines their first loss this season when they play on Tuesday night.

Michigan Wolverines center Hunter Dickinson (1) dunks on Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Marcus Carr (5) in the first half at Crisler Center. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

In one of three Top-25 games on Tuesday night, the No. 9-ranked Wisconsin Badgers will be taking on the No. 7-ranked Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines are the lone undefeated team in the Big Ten conference, while the Badgers are in third place, only one game out of first place.

This game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. Wisconsin is coming into highly-anticipated matchup on a two-game winning streak. They’ve also won four of their last five games. Last week, the Badgers defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 80-73 in double over time.

Meanwhile, the Wolverines have won 10 games in a row, with their latest victory happening last week against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In that game, Michigan won 82-57 and shot 56.9 percent from the field. In their last five games, Minnesota has won four games by 10-plus points.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Michigan is favored by 3.5 points heading into this Big Ten matchup. The Wolverines are also receiving 74% of the bets and 65% of the handle.

Is the public right?

Yes, the public is right! It is hard to bet against the Wolverines right now, who is one of the best teams in the Big Ten. Michigan has a record of 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games this season. Additionally, in their five conference games, the Wolverines have a record of 4-1 against the spread.


The point total for this Tuesday night contest is set at 134. As of now, 87% of the bets and 90% of the handle are siding with the over.

Is the public right?

Looking at how two teams have played this season, it is likely that the over will hit. This season, the Wolverines are averaging 82.5 points per game, while shooting 52.5 percent from the field. On the other end of the spectrum, the Badgers are averaging 76.5 points per game and shooting 46.3 percent from the field. In Michigan’s last 15 games, the point total went over 10 times. Then for Wisconsin, the point total went over six times in the last eight games.


The Wolverines have moneyline odds of -177, with the Badgers’ odds coming in at +148. Out of all the moneyline bets placed for this game, Michigan is seeing 73% of the bets and 64% of the handle.

Is the public right?

The Wolverines have looked dominate this season winning three of their last five games by double-digits. In their last two games against ranked opponents, Michigan won by an average of 17 points. Meanwhile, the Badgers are coming off a hard-fought double overtime win over the Hoosiers last week after defeating Minnesota on Christmas Eve. It should be a good game between two great teams but the Wolverines should come out on top.

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