Michigan vs. Minnesota Pick
Will Michigan stay hot today when it faces Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals at 1PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Michigan is favored in this game, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -3.5 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the game is listed at 137.5 points. Michigan won the lone meeting this season and the Wolverines have won their last 10 against the Gophers. These two meet today from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Michigan picked up a 74-70 OT win over Purdue yesterday for its third straight win and fifth win in five games. The Wolverines are now 22-11 overall and 14-16 against the spread. Michigan averages 74.6 points per game on offense while allowing 65.5 on defense. Derrick Walton Jr. is leading the team right now with 14.6points and 4.5 assists per game while Zak Irvin is adding 12.8 points per game.
Minnesota is coming off a 63-58 win over Michigan State yesterday to advance to this game. The Golden Gophers are now 24-8 on the season while putting up a record of 19-11 against the spread. Minnesota has covered in five of its last six games following the win yesterday. The Gophers are averaging 75.2 points per game this season while allowing 68.6 on defense. Nate Mason is leading the team with 15.3 points and 5.1 assists per game while Jordan Murphy is adding 11.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest. Akeem Springs suffered a ruptured Achilles in yesterday’s game and will be out the rest of the season.
Minnesota had a nice win over Michigan State yesterday, but Michigan is playing at a higher level right now. The Wolverines are playing with a lot of confidence and genuinely look like one of the best in the Big Ten right now. The Wolverines seem comfortable and loose right now and that has led to their best stretch of the season. I like Michigan to stay hot today.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN -3.5