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Michigan Wolverines vs Northwestern Wildcats: Don Best Odds & Insights for 1/3/2021

The No. 16 Michigan Wolverines (8-0) are 9-point favorites as they try to build on an eight-game win streak when they host the No. 19 Northwestern Wildcats (6-2) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Crisler Center. The contest airs at 7:30 PM ET on BTN. The matchup has a point total of 145.

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Betting Information

Michigan vs Northwestern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Michigan -9 -110 -110 145 -110 -110 -445 345

ATS Records for Michigan and Northwestern

Michigan and Northwestern Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 9+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Michigan 7-1 0-1 8-0
Northwestern 5-2 2-0 7-0

Michigan Leaders

  • Hunter Dickinson leads the Wolverines in scoring (16.6 points per game) and rebounding (8.8 rebounds per game).
  • Mike Smith paces the team with 5.1 assists per game.
  • Isaiah Livers hits 2.1 three-pointers per game, the top mark for the Wolverines.
  • Eli Brooks leads the team with 1.1 steals per game. Dickinson collects 1.6 blocks an outing to pace Michigan.

Northwestern Leaders

  • The Wildcats leader in scoring is Miller Kopp with 14.6 points per game. He also adds 2.5 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per game.
  • Pete Nance's 6.5 rebounds per game and Boo Buie's 5.6 assists per game put them in the top spots on the Wildcats rebounds and assists leaderboards.
  • Kopp is tops from three-point range for the Wildcats, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
  • Nobody on Northwestern grabs more steals than Kopp (1.1 per game) or blocks more shots than Nance (0.8 per game).

Michigan vs Northwestern: Last 3 Meetings

The Wolverines are 3-0 against the Wildcats in the last three meetings between the two teams. The Wolverines have covered the spread more often than not against the Wildcats, holding a 1-0 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Michigan vs Northwestern (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/12/2020 Michigan -5.5 137 -249 198 Regular Season 79-54 MICH
1/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-60 MICH
12/4/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-60 MICH

Points Insights

  • The Wolverines put up 16.8 more points per game (82.2) than the Wildcats allow (65.4).
  • Michigan has a 6-0 record against the spread and a 7-0 record overall when scoring more than 65.4 points.
  • When Northwestern gives up more than 82.2 points, it is 0-1 against the spread and 0-1 overall.
  • The Wildcats put up an average of 83.6 points per game, 15.2 more points than the 68.4 the Wolverines give up to opponents.
  • Northwestern is 6-2 overall and 5-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 68.4 points.
  • Michigan is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall when it allows its opponents to score more than 83.6 points.
  • The Wolverines have out-scored their opponents by a total of 111 points this season (13.8 points per game on average), and the Wildcats have put up 146 more points than their opponents on the year (18.2 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Wolverines and the Wildcats are similar rebounding teams, with the squads averaging and 39.2 and 38.1 rebounds per game, respectively.
  • The Wolverines are 7-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Wildcats are 3-2 when they lose the rebounding battle.
  • The Wolverines and the Wildcats collect offensive rebounds at about the same rate (8.5 and 8.6 offensive rebounds per game, respectively).
  • The Wildcats are 2-0 against the spread when they win the battle on the boards. The Wolverines are 4-0 when they lose the rebounding edge.
  • Rebounding has been a pillar for both teams this year. Michigan records an average rebounding margin of +9.7 rebounds per game. Northwestern averages a margin of +4.9 rebounds.
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