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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Michigan Wolverines in Battle with Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern Wildcats

vs

Michigan Wolverines
Saturday, January 17, 2015 8:15 PM ET
Crisler Center

The Michigan Wolverines will be trying to slam the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday when the teams tip off at Crisler Center in college betting odds action.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Northwestern Wildcats in this one, their betting line was listed as 10-point underdogs earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan Wolverines bring a 10-7 record (5-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-7 Wildcats, who are 9-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Michigan go 6-9 so far and the Northwestern Wildcats go 7-4-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Michigan Wolverines rated this week at No. 165 and the Northwestern Wildcats sitting at No. 79.

How Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Michigan's No. 169-ranked scoring average of 66.06 PPG, against a Northwestern Wildcats defense rated No. 78 and allowing 62.41 PPG. The Michigan Wolverines FG% has averaged 41.9% to date this season, less than the Northwestern Wildcats shooters have managed so far (43.12% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern got 16 points from Bryant McIntosh but lost anyway, 72-67, to Illinois on Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Michigan got 14 points from Caris LeVert but lost anyway, 71-52, to Ohio State on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Odds Trends

Northwestern is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games
Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Michigan is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 7 games
Michigan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Ohio State, Thursday, January 22nd
Michigan at Rutgers, Tuesday, January 20th

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