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Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Preview

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March 9, 6:30 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Michigan vs Minnesota battle Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse as the Wolverines look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This game is part of the Big Ten Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Wolverines sit at 23-8 (17-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Gophers are currently 19-13 (15-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Michigan is 13-14-1 OU, and Minnesota is 14-15 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 113-rated Minnesota taking on the No. 121-rated Wolverines in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-68 win for the Wolverines on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan has the nation's No. 203-rated offensive output, at 66.7 PPG. The visiting Golden Gophers defense ranks No. 96 allowing on average 64.2 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 46% so far, almost the same as the Golden Gophers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Minnesota owns the country's No. 107-rated mark, allowing 67.5 points per game on the highway. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 254 in scoring at home.

Minnesota was a 75-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Gophers got a terrific 25-point effort from Andre Hollins as Minnesota defeated Northwestern 75-68 on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Michigan was a 71-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Penn State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Michigan got 19 points from Trey Burke en route to a 71-65 victory over Penn State on Sunday at Bryce Jordan Center.