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Michigan vs. Minnesota - 1/22/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota at Michigan
Date & Time Tuesday January 22, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Crisler Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Michigan -13 -- Over/Under: 135.5
TV Channel
BTN
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Michigan Wolverines meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 74.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Amir Coffey is averaging 15.7 points and three assists while Jordan Murphy is averaging 14.6 points and 12.1 rebounds. Dupree McBrayer is the third double-digit scorer and Daniel Oturu is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost three of their last four road games.

The Michigan Wolverines look for another victory to build on their 17-1 record. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 72.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 57.1 points on 40 percent shooting. Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 14.8 points and one assist while Charles Matthews is averaging 13.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Zavier Simpson is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines haven’t lost a home game since January 9 of last year.

The Golden Gophers are 22-48-1 ATS in their last 71 road games, 6-17 ATS in their last 23 vs. Big Ten and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Wolverines are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games, 25-8-1 ATS in their last 34 vs. Big Ten and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Michigan and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 6-1-1 in Golden Gophers last 8 road games. The under is 4-1 in Wolverines last 5 Tuesday games.

Each of the last 10 meetings between Minnesota and Michigan have been decided by 10 or less points. The Michigan Wolverines have been great in terms of covering numbers in conference play and are outscoring teams by over 17 points at home this season. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are a very talented team that's in need of a breakthrough victory to strengthen their resume and have put together some nice wins recently, which includes a road win over Wisconsin. Minnesota has the ability to hang around in this contest. I'll take the points. 

Pick:
Minnesota Golden Gophers +13

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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