Michigan vs. Rutgers - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-20) at Michigan Wolverines (14-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:15 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday at the Crisler Center.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look to win for the first time since January 11th. On the season, Rutgers is averaging 58.7 points on 38.6 percent shooting and is allowing 66.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Myles Mack is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 assists while Kadeem Jack is averaging 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Bishop Daniels is dishing 1.7 assists and Junior Etou is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have four players averaging at least 7.3 points, and they’re shooting 65.4 percent from the line and 29.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in seven of its last 10 games.
The Michigan Wolverines need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. On the season, Michigan is averaging 64.1 points on 41.7 percent shooting and is allowing 63.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Zak Irvin is averaging 14.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while Spike Albrecht is averaging 7.4 points and 3.8 assists. Ricky Doyle is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Aubrey Dawkins is shooting 44.7 percent. The Michigan Wolverines have three players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they're shooting 75.4 percent from the line and 35.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last eight games.
The Scarlet Knights are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wolverines are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Can Michigan win a game outright before we give them this much love? The Wolverines are struggling big time on both ends due to all of their injuries. Give me the points as more of a fade from the home team.