Two Big Ten unbeatens meet up on Saturday when No. 18 Michigan hosts No. 13 Northwestern. What do the trends say about this matchup?
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie, Michigan is the favorite at home in this game, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -8 points against the Wildcats. The over/under total is listed at just 35 points. These two meet on Saturday at 3:30PM ET on the Big Ten Network.
The recent head-to-head trends for this game show that Michigan has won the last three in this series, but Northwestern is actually 4-2 against the spread in the Wildcats’ last six meetings with the Wolverines. These two have hit the under in 5 of their last seven meetings, though that current total will be hard to go below.
Other trends to consider are that Northwestern is 8-1 against the spread in its last 9 games after holding an opponent under 100 yards rushing in the previous game. The Wildcats are also 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games after a cover. Michigan is just 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games following a win and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games following a win over 20 points or more. Michigan has hit the under in 6 straight home games and 4 of its last 5 conference games while Northwestern has hit the under in 11 of its last 16 Big Ten games and 20-7 in its last 27 games overall.