Michigan vs. Rutgers Prediction
Can No. 7 Michigan go on the road and cover a big spread when it takes on Rutgers tonight at 8PM ET?
625 Michigan vs. 626 Rutgers
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
8PM ET – Rutgers Athletic Center
TV: Big Ten Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Michigan is favored on the road, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -10 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 125.5 points. The public betting currently has 77 percent going on Michigan on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Michigan coming off loss
The Wolverines are coming off a 74-59 loss at Iowa this weekend, snapping a three-game win streak. Michigan is 20-2 on the season, 9-2 in the Big Ten, 4-2 on the road, 11-11 against the spread and 14-7 with the under.
Michigan has one of the top defenses in the nation. The Wolverines are giving up just 57 points per game while limiting opponents to 39.5 percent shooting. Offensively, Michigan is putting up 70.8 points per game while shooting 44.9 percent. Ignas Brazdeikis is leading the team with 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while Jordan Peele is adding 12.8 points per contest.
Rutgers ends win streak
The Knights are coming off a 76-62 loss at Ohio State this weekend, which also ended a three-game winning streak. Rutgers is 11-10 on the season, 4-7 in the Big Ten, 9-4 at home, 10-11 against the spread and 11-10 with the over.
Rutgers has struggled a great deal on offense this season. The Knights are averaging just 66.9 points per game while shooting just 40.7 percent from the field. Defensively, the Knights are only giving up 66.6 points per game while holding opponents to 42.3 percent shooting. Eugene Omoruyi is leading the team with 14.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest while Geo Baker is adding 13.2 points and 4.0 assists per game.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wolverines are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games following a loss and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games.
Rutgers is just 16-37 against the spread in their last 53 Tuesday games but 4-1 ATS in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record.
Michigan has had trouble at Rutgers in the past, winning their last two trips there by just four points. This game is likely to be ugly, as both teams rely on defense. Michigan has really struggled to find its shooting on the road. While its defense held up at Indiana, it led to losses at Wisconsin and Iowa. Rutgers is coming off home wins over Nebraska and Indiana in their last two games in their arena. On the year, Rutgers has just two double-digit losses at home.
College Basketball Prediction: Rutgers +10