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Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview

Minnesota Golden GophersMichigan Wolverines
Jan 1, 4:00 PM | Crisler Arena

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds


Michigan will look to improve on its 11-2 record on Sunday when they host Minnesota in NCAAB odds action at Crisler Arena.

The Golden Gophers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 5-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Wolverines are 6-4 ATS. Minnesota is 5-6 on the totals; Michigan is 7-2-1.

View Minnesota vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Golden Gophers listed as 6.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 102-rated Minnesota taking on the No. 101-rated Wolverines in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-75 win for the Wolverines on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Gophers is ranked No. 208 in NCAA hoops at 34.6 per game. Contrast that with Michigan’s No. 243 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan is the No. 16-ranked team in the country at 8.8 per game, while Minnesota rates No. 307 at 4.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Minnesota owns the country's No. 328-rated mark, allowing 83 points per game on the highway. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 202 in scoring at home.

Minnesota was an 81-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as underdogs. Ralph Sampson III scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Gophers to a win (they lost 81-72 to Illinois at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Tuesday).

Michigan won its last outing, a 71-53 result against Penn State on December 29. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. The Wolverines got a terrific 26-point effort from Tim Hardaway Jr. as Michigan defeated Penn State 71-53 on Thursday at Crisler Arena.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Iowa are 5-5
After playing Illinois are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Penn State are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Golden Gophers at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Iowa, Wednesday, January 4
Michigan at Indiana, Thursday, January 5