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Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 01/12/2020 Betting Picks, Previews and Odds
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Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 01/12/2020 – The Michigan Wolverines are coming off an overtime victory against Purdue and it was a good bounce-back game for them after losing the other game. They hope to ride the momentum as they battle the Minnesota Golden Gophers this Sunday, January 12. The game will happen at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota and it will be televised by Big Ten Network at 1 pm Eastern Time. SofaScore will feature the game online through live streaming. The Golden Gophers lost their last game but they won four of the last six. They will be the much-favored team by National Championship Basketball Odds as compared to the Wolverines.
Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 01/12/2020
The Michigan Wolverines had a very tight game against Purdue and it went to overtime to decide the winner. In that game, Zavier Simpson led the team in scoring with 22 points, nine assists and three rebounds while shooting an accurate 9-of-13 from the field. Jon Teske provided the Wolverines the interior presence in the paint with 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Franz Wagner contributed across the board with 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks while David Dejulius stepped up with 11 points and six assists. Against the Gophers, they have to be careful about their turnovers as the opposing team loves to lock down the guards.
Players to Watch: J. Teske C 15 GP 27.3 MIN 14.7 PTS 8.2 REB 0.7 AST 1.1 STL 2.1 BLK 1.6 TO 56.1 FG% 68.5 FT% 27.3 3P%, I. Livers F 12 GP 31.8 MIN 13.6 PTS 3.3 REB 1.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.6 BLK 1.2 TO 50.9 FG% 90 FT% 50 3P%, Z. Simpson G 15 GP 33 MIN 12.1 PTS 4.4 REB 8.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 3.5 TO 49.7 FG% 61.9 FT% 34.1 3P%.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are coming off a tough loss against Michigan State, 58-74. In that match, Daniel Otaru anchored the team with 22 points, nine assists and three rebounds. Marcus Carr had a subpar night shooting 3-of-11 field goals but he finished with 11 points and six assists. Alihan Demir contributed with 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks while Payton Willis had 7 points, six assists but shot 3-of-8. The Golden Gophers managed to protect their home court well but they have to be wary of the Wolverines and look to find and limit Teske’s production in the paint.
Players to Watch: D. Oturu C 15 GP 33 MIN 19.3 PTS 12.3 REB 1.3 AST 0.5 STL 3.1 BLK 3.4 TO 61.7 FG% 73.1 FT% 33.3 3P%, M. Carr G 15 GP 36.3 MIN 15.5 PTS 5.3 REB 6.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 3.3 TO 36.9 FG% 73.9 FT% 31 3P%, G. Kalscheur G 15 GP 33.1 MIN 12.9 PTS 2.4 REB 1.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1.5 TO 39.4 FG% 75 FT% 35.7 3P%.
Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Predictions
Michigan is 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Gophers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Picks
The Wolverines are coming in this game as the underdogs by Online Sports Betting. Teske will be a huge interior presence for the Wolverines and they will try to go to him more often along with Simpson. Otaru will lead the charge for the Gophers and they will ride with him to the home court win.
Moneyline: The Golden Gophers have the upper hand in this game and they are -124 in the ML. The Wolverines are at +106 if they win this game.
ATS: The Wolverines are at +1.5 across the spread for this game while the Golden Gophers are at -1.5.
TOTALS: Wolverines and Gophers are predicted to reach a total of 139.5 with Michigan the team going over.
Score Prediction: 74-70, Gophers win.