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Big Ten Tournament - NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Northwestern Wildcats Underdogs vs Michigan Wolverines

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines battle Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse as the Wolverines look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Northwestern Wildcats before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Michigan Wolverines are 20-11 overall and 15-15 ATS, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 20-11 and 15-14-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Michigan boasts a 17-10-3 on the OU, and Northwestern is 14-15-2.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 180-rated Michigan Wolverines and the No. 151-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Michigan's No. 246-rated squad against Northwestern's No. 142-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Michigan rates No. 12 in the country with 9.74 per game, while their foes tonight, the Northwestern Wildcats rank No. 38 nationally with 8.61 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got 19 points from Alex Olah as Northwestern ran past Nebraska 65-54 on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Derrick Walton Jr. scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Wolverines to a win (they lost 71-61 to Iowa at Crisler Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Michigan
  • Northwestern is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Michigan
  • Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Michigan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Northwestern
  • Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Northwestern