Michigan vs. Minnesota Basketball Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The year’s NCAA basketball betting action continues this Thursday night with an interesting Michigan vs. Minnesota basketball contest. The Wolverines recently suffered a disheartening 75-69 loss to Penn State and will be looking for another dominant outing this evening. The Golden Gophers on the other hand, recently snapped a 4 game losing streak and will be vying to build off that success this Thursday night. So what kind of bets should players learning how to bet on sports make this Thursday night? Let’s check up on the odds to find out.
Michigan vs. Minnesota Basketball – Thursday, February 21st
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
The Wolverines pounce into this evening’s matchup sporting a 23-3 record on the season. With a 12-3 record in conference play this season, Michigan is currently ranked 2nd overall in the Big Ten. Right now the conference is led by Michigan State and their 13-3 record. Since the Wolverines are but a ½ game behind the Spartans, tonight’s matchup is clearly of utmost importance for Michigan. Fortunately the program is 9-1 in their last 10 versus Minnesota, so they shouldn’t have too hard of a time getting the win tonight. Nevertheless, tonight’s NCAA basketball betting odds aren’t favoring Michigan all that heavily here. This is somewhat surprising since the Golden Gophers are 1-4 in their last 5. Not only that, Minnesota suffered 3 losses to ranked opponents in that stretch. One would assume that Minnesota is headed for another loss, despite being at home tonight.
Players to Watch: Ignas Brazdeikis (14.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg), Charles Matthews (13.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Jordan Poole (12.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.0 apg).
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Golden Gophers crawl into this evening’s matchup sporting a 17-9 record. And with a disappointing 7-8 performance in Big Ten play this season, the Golden Gophers currently rank 7th in the conference. So do they have a chance of rebounding at home against No. 7 Michigan tonight? Well the numbers don’t necessarily paint that picture. At the present moment Minnesota is giving up 69.5 per game while Michigan is only allotting 57.6. Albeit the Golden Gophers do have a slightly better offense as they’re scoring 72.6 per matchup while Michigan is delivering 70.4. All things considered, the stats are leaning towards the nationally ranked team here.
Players to Watch: Amir Coffey (15.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.1 apg), Jordan Murphy (15.0 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 2.7 apg), and Daniel Oturu (10.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 0.4 apg).
Michigan vs. Minnesota Basketball Betting Predictions
Michigan vs. Minnesota Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Michigan vs. Minnesota basketball matchup? All things considered, the lowball odds out on Michigan make them a great straight up option tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 76-69 Michigan.