Northwestern vs. Michigan - 2/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (19-6) at Northwestern Wildcats (14-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up from Allstate Arena on Tuesday, the Michigan Wolverines and the Northwestern Wildcats will be meeting up in college basketball action.
Michigan enters this game with a 19-6 record overall. The Wolverines have won three of their last four games, including Saturday’s OT win over Minnesota. In that one, Michigan’s Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman put up 17 points.
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Tops in scoring for the Wolverines this year is Charles Matthews with 14.4 PPG and 5.4 RPG. Also in double-digits for Michigan are Mortiz Wagner (14.1 PPG; 7.1 RPG) and Abdur-Rahkman (11.4 PPG).
As for Northwestern, they’re sitting at 14-10 on the season thus far. The Wildcats have won three of their last four games, and took out Wisconsin back on Thursday. In that game, Northwestern center Dererk Pardon managed 17 points.
Leading the way for Northwestern in scoring this season is Scottie Lindsey (14.0 PPG) followed by Bryant McIntosh (12.6 PPG; 5.4 APG). Also in double-digits for the Wildcats are Vic Law (12.4 PPG; 6.0 RPG) and Pardon (11.7 PPG; 7.0 RPG).
The Wolverines are 7-0 ATS in their last seven Tuesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss. Michigan is also 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 versus the Big Ten.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in the last seven home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Northwestern is also 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up win.
Although they’ve had a couple of scoring lulls here and there, Michigan has been putting up some pretty decent offense. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, one of those lulls came in their last game versus Northwestern, where they managed just 58 points—but allowed just 47 on the other side. Northwestern is too good to put out another dud like that—especially at home—so I’m going with the Wildcats to win.