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Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Preview

Northwestern WildcatsMichigan Wolverines
7-7January 05, 2014, 12:00 | Crisler Center9-4

Crisler Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Michigan Wolverines and the visiting Northwestern Wildcats in college hoops action on Sunday.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 7-7 and 4-9 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 9-4 and 5-5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 6-5, while the Wildcats have a 5-8 mark.

View Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Wildcats were listed as 14.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 88-rated Northwestern taking on the No. 10-rated Wolverines in this contest.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 76-49 loser as they battled Wisconsin at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog. The Wildcats were hammered by Wisconsin on Thursday, losing by a 76-49 final at Welsh-Ryan Arena in college basketball betting action.

In their last action, Michigan was a 63-60 winner on the road against Minnesota. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Michigan got 15 points from Zak Irvin en route to a 63-60 victory over Minnesota on Thursday at Williams Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 63-ranked offense, averaging 77.85 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 37 at 64.14 PPG. The Wolverines field goal percentage has averaged 46.91% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.95% per game.

A few Wildcats at Wolverines trends to consider:
Northwestern is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Northwestern is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games
Northwestern is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northwestern
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northwestern

Next up:
Northwestern at Iowa, Thursday, January 9th
Michigan at Nebraska, Thursday, January 9th