A championship caliber college basketball team can win on the road when they are supposed to. On Saturday, two teams in the AP top-10 will face tough road tests when the No. 6 ranked Wisconsin Badgers visit the Michigan Wolverines in a Big 10 showdown and the No. 7 ranked Arizona Wildcats visit California in a Pac-12 showdown.
Wisconsin is favored by 10.5 points in its game. The Badgers are 5-1 in conference play, but the only loss was to Rutgers almost two weeks ago, as a road favorite by 15 points.
Wisconsin is 2-3-1 ATS in Big 10 action and the total has cashed to the OVER in 4 of the 6.
Frank Kaminsky is the leading scorer for the Badgers. The 7-footer is scoring just under 17 points a game, while the team is averaging almost 74 per game.
Michigan is coming off a win of 54-50 over Rutgers as a road dog by 2.5 points.
The Wolverines are 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS in Big Ten play.
Michigan overall is 12-7 SU and 6-12 ATS, with the total cashing to the UNDER in 11 of 17.
Wisconsin is 3-7-1 against the number in their past 11 Big Ten games. However, Wisconsin is 9-4-1 against the spread over their past 14 games after a win straight up.
The point total has cashed on the OVER in 8 of their past 10 games versus conference opponents.
Michigan is 2-8 ATS in its past 10 games at home and 4-10 against the number in its past 14 games overall. The total has cashed on the UNDER in five of Michigan’s past six games played at home.
Head to head between Michigan and Wisconsin, the team at home has covered the number in five of the past seven games overall. The UNDER has cashed in the past four games between the two played at Michigan.
Out west, No. 7 ranked Arizona plays at California. Arizona is favored by 11.5 points.
Arizona won its last outing 89-82 over Stanford as a road favorite of 3.5 points. It was the Wildcats fifth win in its six conference games.
The only loss in the conference was to Oregon State 58-56, as a road favorite of 10 points.
In Pac-12 play, Arizona is 4-2 against the number. In four of the six conference games, the total has cashed UNDER.
California is 4-17 ATS in its past 21 conference games. The Golden Bears have not covered in five of their past six games played at home.
The total has cashed OVER in 18 of California’s past 24 games against teams with a winning straight up record.