The No. 12 Michigan Wolverines are 16-2 straight up over their last 18 home games and 5-1 against the spread over their last six home games. The Wolverines will try to keep things rolling at home with a win this Saturday night against the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers.
Michigan is a 9.5-point home favorite in Ann Arbor at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In the last seven games the Wolverines have played at home against the Badgers Michigan is 6-1 SU.
Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Wolverines
When: Saturday, October 13, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Betting Line / Total: Michigan -9.5 / 49 Points
Since losing their season opener 24-17 to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Michigan has bounced back with a 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS record over its last five games. Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson has given Jim Harbaugh some much-needed stability at the quarterback position with 1,187 passing yards and 10 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions through the first half of the season.
Michigan has been a big favorite in each of its last five games; the real test comes over its next three games at home against Wisconsin and Penn State and on the road against Michigan State.
The Wolverines covered the spread last Saturday in their 42-21 win over Maryland. Michigan is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games coming off an ATS win per the OddsShark College Football Database.
Wisconsin has covered the spread only once this season, doing so as 3-point favorites in a 28-17 road win over the Iowa Hawkeyes last month. But despite their 1-4 ATS record and disastrous 24-21 home loss to BYU, the Badgers are still alive and well in the Big Ten with a 2-0 SU conference record and a 4-1 SU record overall.
The Badgers have a chance to turn the narrative on their season around with a big upset this Saturday. Wisconsin is 9-1-1 ATS in its last 11 games against Michigan.
Saturday’s total is set at 49 points. The OVER is 6-1 in Michigan’s last seven games at home.
With each of these teams’ blemishes coming out of conference, both still control their destiny in the Big Ten. Ohio State and Penn State currently sit at No. 1 and No. 2 in the Big Ten pecking order, and the winner of this game will solidify itself as the biggest threat to disrupt those two teams down the stretch.
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