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Michigan Wolverines take on Wildcats in college basketball test

Michigan WolverinesNorthwestern Wildcats
Feb 21, 8:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

20-7TEAM RECORD16-10

The visiting Wolverines hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Welsh-Ryan Arena against the Northwestern Wildcats.

The Wildcats currently sports a 16-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-10 ATS. The Wolverines are 20-7 and 14-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 13-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wolverines have gone 10-13-1 against the number.

View Michigan vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Wildcats as 1-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 129-rated Michigan taking on the No. 215-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-69 win for the Wolverines on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northwestern has the nation's No. 130-rated offensive output, at 70.1 PPG. The visiting Wolverines defense ranks No. 27 allowing on average 60.1 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 45.9% so far, less than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, Michigan features the nation's No. 115-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Michigan, they were a 56-51 winner as they battled Ohio State at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Michigan got 17 points from Trey Burke en route to a 56-51 victory over Ohio State on Saturday at Crisler Arena.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 64-53 winner as they battled Minnesota at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Dave Sobolewski scored 22 points leading the Wildcats to a 64-53 victory over Minnesota at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Purdue are 3-7
After playing Ohio State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Penn State are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Wolverines at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Michigan is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Northwestern is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
Northwestern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games
Northwestern is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Michigan

Next up:
Michigan home to Purdue, Saturday, February 25
Northwestern at Penn State, Saturday, February 25