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Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Matchup Report

Michigan WolverinesNorthwestern Wildcats
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds


The Northwestern Wildcats host Michigan on Thursday, looking to build on their 9-4 mark against the 13-0 Wolverines in college hoops action at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The Wildcats sit at 9-4 (6-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wolverines are currently 13-0 (8-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northwestern is 5-2 OU, and Michigan is 7-5 OU.

View Michigan vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Northwestern in this one found them as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 9-rated Michigan taking on the No. 93-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 88-75 win for the Wolverines on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (67.8 points per game) against a Wolverines defense that sits as the No. 38 at 58.5 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 43% from the field, less than the Wolverines have managed so far this season (51.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Michigan owns the country's No. 94-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 267 in scoring at home.

Michigan won its last outing, an 88-73 result against Central Michigan on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 26.5-point favorite. Trey Burke scored 22 points and helped out with 11 assists for Michigan on Saturday, leading the Wolverines to an 88-73 victory over Central Michigan at Crisler Arena.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 63-42 winner as they battled Brown at home. They covered in the match as a 13-point favorite. Northwestern cruised to victory on Sunday, running Brown out of the gym and running up a 63-42 score at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Iowa are 6-4
After playing Central Michigan are 2-2
After a win are 10-0

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Brown are 1-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Wolverines at Wildcats trends to consider:
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
Northwestern is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Northwestern is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games when playing Michigan
Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Michigan home to Iowa, Sunday, January 6
Northwestern at Minnesota, Sunday, January 6