At the onset of the season was ambivalence about Michigan’s Prospects for 2020-21. That is no longer the case. The Wolverines are undefeated and ranked in the nation’s top ten. In the same way, Michigan wins with a full-court game. Coach Jawan Howard has proven to be the perfect fit replacing John Beilein. Among Michigan’s best wins with the College Basketball odds were over Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were mauled at Michigan in a humiliating fashion. Now Minnesota has a shot at revenge. Saturday the Golden Gophers host the Wolverines at the Barn.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
|Date and Time:||Saturday, January 16, 2021, 2 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Williams Arena, Minneapolis|
|Michigan at Minnesota TV Coverage:||ESPN2|
|Michigan at Minnesota Odds:||Click Here|
Michigan Wolverines at Minnesota Golden Gophers SBG Odds Overview
On this occasion, there will be even sportsbook action. Michigan is a power brand with the masses. But Minnesota is the revenge-seeking home team.
Michigan Wolverines Team Overview
Late on Michigan is on a rampage against the oddsmakers. The Maize and Blue have bossed the cashier’s cage with eight covers in nine games. Michigan is 11-0 straight up, 9-2 against the spread, and 6-5 over the total. Overall, the Wolverines rank 28th nationally for scoring offense and 81st for points allowed. Michigan boasts the nation’s 7th best field goal percentage. And ranks 20th for defensive rebounding. Center Hunter Dickinson leads with 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Team Overview
Minnesota has failed to cover three of their last four games. Five in a row went under the total. Now the Golden Gophers are 10-4 straight up, 6-7-1 against the spread, and 7-7 on totals. Minnesota ranks 66th for scoring offense but 267th for points allowed. Of great concern is a ranking of 309th for defensive rebounds. Guard Marcus Carr leads the Gophers with 20.9 points and 5.5 assists per game.
Michigan Wolverines at Minnesota Golden Gophers Vs. The Line
The Wolverines are:
- 25-16-1 against the spread in all games
- 6-7 on the board in away games
- 14-11-1 vs. the line against the Big Ten
- 23-19 over the total
- 8-5 to the over in road matchups
- 14-12 over the number against the Big Ten
The Golden Gophers are:
- 23-20-2 against the spread overall
- 16-8-2 with the odds at home
- 13-14-1 on the board against the Big Ten
- 21-24 under the total in all games
- 14-12 to the over at home
- 13-15 under the total against the Big Ten
Michigan Wolverines at Minnesota Golden Gophers Head-to-Head vs. Spread
The last meeting in this series was on January 6, 2021. Michigan mauled Minnesota 82-57 as 8-point home chalk. Under the total of 148.5 paid too.
Michigan has covered three of their last four against Minnesota. Four of the last five in this series have stayed under. Specifically, at Minnesota, the Wolverines have paid in five of their last seven visits. Four of the last five between these teams at Minnesota cleared the total.
Michigan Wolverines at Minnesota Golden Gophers SBG Free Picks
In this situation, Michigan has too steam for the College basketball odds. Squares will pound out their value. As mentioned earlier Minnesota has a strong value at home. Look for the revenge angle to pay.
Michigan at Minnesota SBG Best Bet: Minnesota Golden Gophers.