Michigan vs. Northern Kentucky - 12/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Kentucky Norse (2-5) at Michigan Wolverines (7-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -21.5 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Michigan Wolverines and the Northern Kentucky Norse face off on Tuesday in Ann Arbor in college basketball action.
The Michigan Wolverines are 7-3 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Michigan is averaging 76 points per game and shooting 47.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Caris LeVert leads the Wolverines averaging 17.4 points per game. Duncan Robinson is averaging 11.8 points, Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 9.6 points but is doubtful to go in this one, and Aubrey Dawkins is averaging 7.9 points. Michigan has beaten up o the weak teams but has failed against the better teams.
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The Northern Kentucky Norse are 2-5 this season and are coming off of a win that ended a four game losing streak. NKU is averaging 66.7 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Jalen Billups leads the Norse averaging 14.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Tyler White is averaging 11.7 points, Lavone Holland Ii is averaging 11.6 points and 7.9 rebounds, Cole Murray is averaging 10 points. While NKU has been outmanned they have played competitively in their losses.
Michigan is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-0 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, and 0-6 against the spread in their last six games against the Horizon League. Northern Kentucky is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-4 against the spread following a win.
Michigan has had their way with patsies but NKU is a little different than the Delaware State’s of the world and this one should be well inside the number.