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Rutgers vs. Michigan - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Michigan Wolverines (11-7) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-9)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)

The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Michigan Wolverines and Rutgers Scarlet Knights play Tuesday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

The Michigan Wolverines have won five of their last seven games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Michigan is averaging 63.9 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 62.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Caris LeVert is averaging 14.9 points and 3.7 assists while Zak Irvin is averaging 13.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Derrick Walton Jr. is the third player averaging double-digit points and Ricky Doyle is shooting 67.6 percent from the field. The Michigan Wolverines have become a defensive team that’s allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in seven of their last eight games. Offensively, Michigan is shooting 72.9 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Spike Albrecht is questionable for this game with an illness.

Rutgers vs. Michigan - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost four of their last six games and look for their third Big Ten win. On the season, Rutgers is averaging 60.2 points on 40 percent shooting and is allowing 62.7 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Myles Mack is averaging 14.7 points and 4.5 assists while Kadeem Jack is averaging 12.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Junior Etou is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Bishop Daniels is shooting 41.8 percent from the field. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are a defensive squad that’s allowing 31 percent shooting from downtown and have given up 65 or less points in six of their last eight games. Offensively, Rutgers is shooting 67.8 percent from the line and 30.3 percent from beyond the arc. Rutgers is 6-4 SU on its home court.

The Wolverines are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. 

Michigan is clearly a fraud, as they just nearly lost to Nothwestern at home. The Wolverines already have three road losses under their belt, and I'm not sure they can hang with a motivated Rutgers squad. Give me the home team. 

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