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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Scarlet Knights vs. Michigan
- (18-13) Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Michigan Wolverines (17-14)
- Date: Thursday, March 9th
- Time: 7:00 ET
- Venue: United Center, Chicago
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Scarlet Knights +130 | Wolverines -150
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Rutgers +3.0 | Michigan -3.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 132.5
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers are sputtering to end their season, losing 6 of their last 8. Steve Pikiell isn’t going anywhere though, he’s been a stabilizing force for their program.
They’ll look to make a last-ditch effort to make the tournament and a win here could be their first stepping stone. At this point, they’ll need a run to the Big Ten Final.
Make no mistake, this is a scrappy team. What’s more, they rate 4th in adjusted defense per KenPom.com. Also, they’ve played giant killer on more than one occasion this season; can they summon that moxie here?
Scarlet Knights Offense
Rutgers offense is largely their “just don’t lose us the game” half of the team. Shots from deep haven’t connected, leaving them 294th in team 3P%. Further, their leading scorer is center Cliff Omoruyi, telling us they play a throwback style.
Again, this is a slow and methodical offense. KenPom pegs Rutgers 242nd in adjusted tempo and early deficits become mountains.
Tempo considered, they don’t sport a high efficiency (208th). Quickly, you find the offense doesn’t inspire much confidence.
Michigan has suffered a much worse season than they could have expected. They, just like many other teams are looking to bolster their resume by getting hot and winning basketball games.
For one thing, Michigan already beat Rutgers just a few weeks ago in Piscataway, 58-45. Overall, their the better team, particularly in their depth.
Wolverines Key Stats
Over their last 5, Michigan has averaged 77.8 points. Rutgers offense will not be able to match that, it’s up to their defense to lead the charge.
The three point advantage belongs to Michigan, collectively they shoot 34.6%.
Michigan ranks behind Rutgers in rebounding (55th vs. 28th).
Lastly, the Wolverines do not generate turnovers (337th), which are typically effective sources of easy points.
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Michigan Wolverines CBB Betting Trends
- Rutgers is 4-5 ATS as an underdog, covering by an average of 1.4 points
- Also, Rutgers has hit the under in 61% of games
- Then, Michigan is 11-7 ATS as a favorite, covering by an average of 5.0 points
- Lastly, the Wolverines are 18-13 to the over this season.
Free Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Michigan Wolverines CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Rutgers +3.5
Michigan is simply playing better basketball at the moment. Further, I think their offense has a much higher upside.
Although, Rutgers defense is considered elite and could provide issue for Michigan, in a way that we could look at an under.
However, this time of year, desperation and rivalries tend to pronounce themselves in a, “we need to account for this” way. I think Rutgers can keep within 3.5 but the total doesn’t have much value here. We can also hedge against overtime points.
Free Rutgers vs. Michigan CBB Betting Pick: Rutgers +3.5
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