Minnesota vs. Michigan Pick
Can No. 24 Michigan cruise to a big victory at home when the Wolverines take on Minnesota today at 2:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Michigan is favored at home, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -12 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the game is listed at 141 points. Today’s game takes place from the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and will air live on FOX.
Michigan is coming off a 58-47 win over Northwestern this week. The Wolverines have alternated wins and losses over their last five games. Michigan is 18-6 overall, 7-4 in the Big Ten and 14-8-1 against the spread. The Wolverines are averaging 73.2 points per game on offense this season while allowing just 63 per contest on defense. Charles Matthews is leading the Wolverines this season with 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while Moritz Wagner is adding 14 points and 7 rebounds per game.
Minnesota has lost four straight and seven of its last eight games going into today. They have also failed to cover in the seven losses. The Golden Gophers are 14-10 overall, 3-8 in the Big Ten and 9-14 against the spread. Minnesota is putting up 78 points per game on offense while allowing 73.5 per contest. The Gophers are dealing with a lot of injuries, but Jordan Murphy is leading the team with 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game while Nate Mason is adding 15.4 points and 4.4 assists per contest.
Michigan has won nine of its last 10 meetings with Minnesota and the Wolverines are 6-2 against the spread in the last eight in this series. Michigan isn’t the most consistent team at covering, but Minnesota isn’t being competitive in Big Ten play at all. The injuries are piling up for the Gophers and they just don’t have the bodies to contend regularly, especially on the road. The public betting is supporting Michigan as well tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN -12