Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats Big Ten Betting Odds
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Sportsbook players looking for an easy college basketball betting prediction to make this evening need look no further than tonight’s Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats matchup. The Wolverines enter this evening’s action ranked No. 5 in the nation ready to pounce on the unranked Wildcats. So what kind of turnout can we expect out of this evening’s Big Ten matchup? Let’s check on the betting lines to find out.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats – Tuesday, December 4th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
Stream: BTN Live
College Basketball Betting Odds:
Eight games into the season and Michigan is undefeated. And although they’ve beaten up plenty of small name programs, they’ve also taken down some of the top dogs in the nation. That includes an 84-67 blowout win over No. 11 UNC and a dominant 76-57 routing of No. 19 Purdue. Since Michigan is coming off of those two wins, it’s safe to say that they’re feeling pretty good about their chances against unranked Northwestern despite the fact that they’ll be on the road. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that Michigan’s defense will give them the edge they need over the Wildcats. Right now the Wolverines are giving up 51.8 per game while the Wildcats are giving up 61.9. Offensively things are much more even with Michigan scoring 73.1 per game and Northwestern scoring 73.6.
Players to Watch: Ignas Brazdeikis (16.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.3 apg), Charles Matthews (14.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Jordan Poole (11.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.0 apg).
The Wildcats pounce into this evening’s action sporting a 6-2 record that ranks them 8th in the Big Ten. With a 0-1 record in conference play, Northwestern has already begun to slip down the Big Ten ladder. Facing one of the best opponents in the conference this evening, Northwestern has a tall order in front of them. Coming off a 68-66 loss to unranked Indiana, not too many bettors will be backing the underdog Northwestern his evening. Furthermore, since Northwestern is 3-7 in their last 10 against Michigan, it’s safe to assume that they’ll fail to get the job done this evening as well.
Players to Watch: Vic Law (17.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.8 apg), Dererk Pardon (13.8 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Ryan Taylor (13.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.1 apg).
Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats Betting Predictions
Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats matchup? All things considered, Michigan is the only way to bet here. The money line is a bit lopsided so you’re better taking them to cover that spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 82-71 Michigan.