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Michigan Wolverines home to Leathernecks in NCAAB betting action

Western Illinois LeathernecksMichigan Wolverines
Nov 17, 8:30 PM | Crisler Arena

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Michigan Wolverines Odds


The Wolverines hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Western Illinois Leathernecks pay a visit to Crisler Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Leathernecks have watched them go 0-1 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 2-0 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 0-1, while the Leathernecks have a 0-0 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 125-ranked Wolverines and the No. 293-rated Leathernecks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-33 win for the Wolverines on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Michigan's No. 198-rated squad against Western Illinois's No. 329-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Michigan rates No. 88 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 338 nationally with 1 per match.

Defensively, Western Illinois features the nation's No. 323-rated defense on the road, allowing 87 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 246 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Illinois was an 87-58 loser in its last match on the road against Dayton. Western Illinois was run off the court by the Flyers on Saturday as Dayton routed them 87-58 at Dayton Arena.

Michigan was a 64-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against Towson. They failed to cover the 28.5–point spread as favorites. Michigan earned a 64-47 victory over Towson on Monday, getting 15 points from Tim Hardaway Jr. at Crisler Arena.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 1-0
After playing Towson are 4-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Leathernecks at Wolverines trends to consider:
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Western Illinois home to Greenville Il, Tuesday, November 22
Michigan at Memphis, Monday, November 21