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Arizona Wildcats face Michigan Wolverines: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Arizona WildcatsMichigan Wolverines
10-0December 14, 2013, 12:00 | Crisler Center6-3

The Michigan Wolverines will hit the floor running against the visiting Arizona Wildcats Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Wolverines sport a record of 6-3 and 3-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 10-0 and 7-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-3 for the Wolverines and 2-8 for the Wildcats.

View Arizona Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Wolverines in this one found them listed as 0-point earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.

The Wolverines - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Michigan is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 2.

In their last action, Arizona was a 74-48 winner at home against New Mexico State. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Arizona cruised to victory on Wednesday, running New Mexico State out of the gym and running up a 74-48 score at McKale Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan has the nation's No. 50-rated offensive output, at 80.33 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 5 allowing on average 58 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 46.4% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.18% per game.

A few Wildcats at Wolverines trends to consider:
Arizona is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
Arizona is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Michigan is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Michigan is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Arizona home to Southern, Thursday, December 19th
Michigan at Stanford, Saturday, December 21st