Planning on watching today’s Wolverines and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on FS1. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 140 points, and Northwestern is favored by -12 to win at home against Michigan.

MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Michigan Wolverines +12

This game will be played at Welsh-Ryan Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE MICHIGAN WOLVERINES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Northwestern winning straight-up, we like Michigan at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Michigan Lock in a Road Win?

As they prepare for their 27th game of the year, the Wolverines have a record of 8-18 overall. When playing on the road, Michigan has a 2-7 record, while at home they are 5-11. As Michigan prepares to face Northwestern, their ATS record stands at 6-19. In their previous five games, they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 26 games, Michigan has an over/under record of 14-11-0, with their games averaging 153.8 points per game on average. In the Wolverines’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 141 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-4.

The Michigan offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 63 points versus Michigan State. During the game, they attempted 20 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 45.3%. The team’s top scorer is Olivier Nkamhoua, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.8, while Dug McDaniel also carries a PPG average of 16.6 into the game.

So far, the Wolverines’ defense is ranked 310th in the country at 78.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Michigan State, the Spartans finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 73 points vs. Michigan.

Can the Wildcats Hold Strong at Home?

Northwestern comes into this game with a record of 18-8, having played 26 games. When playing away from home, the Wildcats have a 3-7 record, while at home they are 15-1. Before today’s game, Northwestern holds a 13-11-2 ATS record. In their last five games, they are 3-2 ATS.

Up to this point, games involving Northwestern have had an average of 144 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 137.2 points. Their over/under record is 17-9-0. The Wildcats’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 134 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Northwestern offense ended with 76 points against Indiana. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.4% and made 8 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Boo Buie who comes into today’s matchup averaging 19. Brooks Barnhizer also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.1.

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 112nd in the country at 69.6 points per contest. Northwestern’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Indiana offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 72 points.