Golden Gophers vs. Wolverines Prediction
The Michigan Wolverines suffered their first loss of the season over the weekend and will look to rebound tonight as they are big home favorites versus the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Can Michigan record a big enough win tonight to cover the spread?
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Crisler Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolverines are a 12.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 137.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 72 percent of public bets are being placed on host Michigan. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Golden Gophers rally for win
Minnesota outscored visiting Penn State 35-28 in the second half Saturday night to record a 65-64 victory. The Golden Gophers (14-4, 4-3 Big Ten) were led by Jordan Murphy as he scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting plus 5-of-8 at the free throw line. Murphy also pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds to go with six assists, three steals and three blocked shots. Amir Coffey contributed 11 points and two rebounds, while Eric Curry tallied 11 points and five boards off the bench. Daniel Oturu added 10 points in 20 minutes. Minnesota shot 20-of-50 from the field, 3-of-14 from 3-point range and 22-of-30 at the free throw line.
Wolverines upset at Wisconsin
Michigan lost for the first time this season Saturday afternoon despite being small favorites at the Badgers, falling by a score of 64-54. The Wolverines (17-1, 6-1) were outscored 38-27 in the second half of the defeat. Michigan shot 22-of-54 from the field, 5-of-18 on 3-pointers and 5-of-11 at the free throw line. Jon Teske paced U-M with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point range plus 3-of-6 at the free throw line. He also tallied seven rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals. Jordan Poole had 14 points, three rebounds and three assists. Zavier Simpson added 11 points, 10 boards, six assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Golden Gophers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games overall. Minnesota is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 Tuesday games.
The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Michigan is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 Tuesday games.
Michigan would probably be a 13 or 14-point favorite if there wasn't the recency bias surrounding its loss. Sure, the Wolverines didn't play very well Saturday but the Kohl Center is a tough road environment and Wisconsin plays a style that can take a team out of its comfort zone. Look for U-M to bounce back in a big way here against a Minnesota squad that isn't particularly efficient on either end of the floor. The Golden Gophers did beat Wisconsin on the road, but since have been blown out twice while beating a bad Rutgers team and a mediocre Penn State squad.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES -12.5