Michigan vs. Northwestern Prediction
The fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines have won all eight of their games this season by at least 17 points as they look to move to 2-0 in Big Ten Conference play at the Northwestern Wildcats. Is it a good bet on Michigan to roll to another victory again tonight?
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Welsh-Ryan Arena at 9PM ET
Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolverines are listed as a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 129 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 79 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Michigan. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Wolverines cruise past Boilermakers
Michigan (8-0, 1-0) opened Big Ten play Saturday afternoon with a 76-57 home win over Purdue. The Wolverines led 44-28 at halftime and did not let up after the break.Jordan Poole paced Michigan with 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting including 5-of-5 from 3-point range while also pulling down five rebounds. Jon Teske contributed 17 points and eight rebounds, while Ignas Brazdeikis had 12 points plus two boards and two assists. Zavier Simpson added 10 points, seven dimes and six caroms.
Wildcats edged in conference opener
Northwestern suffered a 68-66 loss at Indiana Saturday in its Big Ten Conference opener. With the score knotted at 63-63 as 39 seconds remained on the clock, the Wildcats saw the Hoosiers find the winning formula down the stretch. Northwestern (8-2, 0-1) trailed 37-33 at halftime before playing better in the second half. Senior center Derek Pardon led the Wildcats with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Vic Law added 16 points plus nine boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The over is 5-2-1 in the last eight Wolverines games versus the Big Ten. Michigan is 21-6-1 ATS in its last 28 games versus the Big Ten.
The under is 14-6 in the last 20 Wildcats games versus the Big Ten. The under is 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings.
Michigan is playing out of this world right now and I can't see myself fading. Eventually, the Wolverines will come back down to earth some but the fact is this is an extremely good team and well-focused on the task at hand. Northwestern doesn't have enough to hang with a squad that is a legit national title contender. If this spread was seven or eight points, I probably still wouldn't flinch.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES -5