Michigan Wolverines vs. Arizona Wildcats Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/14/13
Arizona Wildcats (10-0) at Michigan Wolverines (6-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -2.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5 See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Saturday in a college basketball matchup.
The Michigan Wolverines are of to a 6-3 start and after having stated the season ranked they are unranked currently. Michigan has played the 252nd ranked schedule in the country and they are a perfect 4-0 at home. Nik Stauskas is averaging 18.9 points per game to lead the Wolverines in scoring. Caris LaVert is averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 rebounds, Glenn Robinson III is averaging 12.2 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Mitch McGary is averaging 9.7 points and 8.9 rebounds. Michigan is averaging 80.3 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Michigan is 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 25.
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The Arizona Wildcats are unbeaten and are the number one ranked team in the country. Arizona has played the 86th ranked schedule in the nation with just one road game and two neutral site games thus far. Nick Johnson leads the Cats averaging 15.7 points per game. Brandon Ashley is averaging 12.3 points and 6.6 rebounds, Aaron Gordon is averaging 11.9 points and 8.5 rebounds, and Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 9.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. Arizona is averaging 77.4 points and they are shooting 50.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 58 points and heir opponents shoot just 36.4 percent from the floor. The bulk of Arizona’s games haven’t been close but this one should be a stiff test.
Michigan is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games, 0-5 against the spread following a win, and 0-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Arizona is 5-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games.
The total looks to be so low the books are begging us to take the over, something I don't have a problem doing here so the over will be my free pick. I will also have a play on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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