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(19-10) Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats (20-9)
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big Ten
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wildcats -1
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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It’s a key Big Ten match up on Wednesday night in Evanston.
The Michigan Wolverines travel to Northwestern to take on the Wildcats.
This is the first match up between the two teams this year. With both teams sitting on the bubble it makes it almost a must win for both teams.
The Michigan Wolverines have kind of surprised people with how they have played the last month. After starting the season slow the Wolverines have been playing better basketball as of late, and have put themselves in a good position to make the NCAA Tournament.
They come into this game with a 16-10 record and sit in 6th place in the Big Ten Conference. They are currently projected at 75 percent chance to make the NCAA Tournament. A win over Northwestern on Wednesday would all put lock that up.
The Wolverines strength is on the defensive side of the ball. They give up 65.9 points per game well opponents shoot 46.5 percent from the field.
For the Wolverines to win they should try and push the pace in this game. The Wildcats are better playing a half court type of game, so if the Wolverines speed up the pace, that could prove to be beneficial.
The Northwestern Wildcats a month ago looked to be locks to make it into the NCAA Tournament. But now it doesn’t look so sure. They come into this game with a record of 20-9 record and sit in 6th place in the Big Ten Conference.
After starting the season 18-4 the Wildcats have gone 2-5 since that time. In that stretch they have loss to Illinois twice and Indiana.
The remaining schedule for the Wildcats are against Michigan, Purdue and the Big Ten Postseason tournament. If they lose all three of those games they are out of the NCAA Tournament. Even one win might not be enough to punch their ticket.
For the Wildcats to win they need to slow down the pace of play. If this game is in the 60’s they have a good chance but if it’s in 70’s they might struggle.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MICH are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Over is 14-6 in MICH last 20 overall.
- Under is 6-2-1 in NW last 9 overall.
- Under is 6-2-1 in NW last 9 vs. Big Ten.
Free Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats NCAAB Prediction:
At home Northwestern will understand how big of game this is, and how much they need it for their NCAA Tournament chances.
I expect them to be able to slow down the pace of the game and keep the game in the 60’s.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Wildcats -1
At the end of the game they will find a way to pull it out.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Northwestern 67 – Michigan 65
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