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Jan 11, 6:30 PM | Crisler Arena

Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Northwestern when they take on the Wolverines on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 11-4 and 4-6 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 13-3 and 8-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 8-4-1, while the Wildcats have a 7-3 mark.

View Northwestern vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Wolverines in this one, they're listed as 8-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolverines - Wildcats odds would favor the Wolverines if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Michigan is rated No. 86 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northwestern is at No. 170. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-72 win for the Wolverines.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 301 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.5 per game. That compares with Michigan’s No. 228 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan is college basketball's No. 28-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 9 with 9 per game.

Defensively, Northwestern features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 244 nationally in scoring at home.

Northwestern lost its last outing, a 57-56 result against Illinois on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. John Shurna scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 57-56 to Illinois at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday).

Last time out for Michigan, they were a 59-41 winner as they battled Wisconsin at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Michigan got 17 points from Tim Hardaway Jr. en route to a 59-41 victory over Wisconsin on Sunday at Crisler Arena.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Michigan State are 2-8
After playing Illinois are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Iowa are 6-4
After playing Wisconsin are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games on the road
Northwestern is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Northwestern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Northwestern is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games when playing Northwestern

Next up:
Northwestern home to Michigan State, Saturday, January 14
Michigan at Iowa, Saturday, January 14