Northwestern vs. Michigan - 3/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (14-14) at Northwestern Wildcats (14-15)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Michigan Wolverines and Northwestern Wildcats meet Tuesday at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Michigan Wolverines need a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, Michigan is averaging 62.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and is allowing 63.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Zak Irvin is averaging 13.6 points and 4.2 rebounds while Spike Albrecht is averaging 7.1 points and 3.6 assists. Ricky Doyle is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Aubrey Dawkins is shooting 42.9 percent. The Michigan Wolverines have three players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 75.2 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in five of its last 10 games.
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The Northwestern Wildcats hope to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. On the season, Northwestern is averaging 63.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 63.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Tre Demps is averaging 12.5 points and 2.6 assists while Bryant McIntosh is averaging 11.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Alex Olah is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Vic Law is shooting 38.6 percent. The Northwestern Wildcats have four players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 73.2 percent from the line and 35.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Northwestern is allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Wolverines are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 27-13-1 ATS in their last 41 games following a S.U. loss. The Wildcats are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolverines are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Northwestern and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Michigan is just too banged up and seems to have thrown in the towel after losing so many games over the last couple of weeks. Northwestern has been playing its best ball as of late and should pick another W here on its home court.