Betting on 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. This Big Ten conference matchup has an over/under of 140 points, and Northwestern is favored to win by -12 at home vs. 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.

Do the Wolverines Have a Shot at a Win at Evanston?

In their first 26 games, Michigan’s overall record is 8-18. In road games, they are 2-7, and on their home court, they are 5-11. Heading into their matchup vs. Northwestern, Michigan holds a 6-19 ATS record. In their last five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

Through 26 games, Michigan has an over/under record of 14-11-0 with their games averaging a combined 153.8 points per game so far. Looking at the Wolverines’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 146 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Michigan offense put up just 63 points vs. the Michigan State Spartans. Overall, they are now averaging 75.2 points per game which is 159th in the country. Tarris Reed Jr. led the team in scoring, putting up 15 points. Additionally, Dug McDaniel contributed 13 points for the Wolverines.

At present, the Wolverines’ defense is nationally ranked 310th, allowing 78.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Michigan’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.3% this season.

Are Northwestern Ready for a Home Win?

As they prepare for their 27th game, Northwestern holds a record of 18-8. In away games, the Wildcats have a 3-7 record, while at home they are 15-1. As of now, Northwestern has a 13-11-2 record against the spread heading into today’s game. In their previous five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Northwestern comes in with an over/under record of 17-9-0 through 26 games, with their games averaging a combined 144 points per game so far. The Wildcats’ last five games have finished with a combined 138 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Northwestern offense is coming off a game in which they scored 76 points vs. Indiana. Overall their field goal percentage was 35.4% while connecting on 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.

At present, the Wildcats’ defense is nationally ranked 112nd, allowing 69.6 points per game. Northwestern’s three-point defense is currently 129th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.1% of their shots vs. Northwestern.