Although the Michigan Wolverines aren’t looking like the team that dominated its conference schedule last year, they still have a chance of scoring a crucial Big Ten win against Northwestern on Wednesday. Michigan won its two previous games against Maryland, and Indiana with a combined 37 point win. Now they face Northwestern after a 20-point loss at No. 6 Purdue will play on Sunday. Wolverines center Hunter Dickinson scored at least 21 in four of his five games. He also scored 19 as a freshman against the Wildcats in Michigan’s only matchup last season.
Tip-off at the Crisler Centre is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET, where Michigan has covered this spread in three of its four previous home games. The latest Michigan vs. Northwestern odds are from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under is 138.5. View the College Basketball Predictions from SportsLine before you enter any Northwestern vs. Michigan picks.
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Michigan vs. Northwestern spread: Michigan -8
Over-under: Michigan vs. Northwestern: 138.5 points
Michigan: What you need to know
On Sunday, Indiana beat Michigan by an easy 80-62. Dickinson was able to finish with 25 points and nine boards. Eli Brooks however, had a quiet evening with only two points in 34 minutes. Brooks is the Wolverines second-leading scorer for this season, scoring an average of 11.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
While the perimeter defense of the Wolverines has been solid throughout the season, it has been the strongest in the Big Ten. Michigan has drained 36.6 percent of its three-point shots from distance, while conference opponents have only made 29.5 percent of their three point attempts. Caleb Houstan , a freshman guard, has been the most prolific three-point shooter on the team. He has attempted 35.4 percent of the team’s 79 attempts beyond the arc.
Here’s what you need to know concerning Northwestern
After Sunday’s 80-60 loss to Purdue, Northwestern was left reeling. Guard Boo Buie was the Wildcats’ top scorer with 17 points. Pete was Northwestern’s top scorer with nine points. He took just three shots in just 23 minutes.
One thing to remember about Northwestern is that the Wildcats are good at not turning the ball over. This could prove problematic for the Wolverines who average 4.6 steals per match. The Northwestern opponent averages just 4.5 steals and the Wildcats give up possession 9.1 times per game.
How to make Northwestern picks against Michigan
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