Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines 1/3/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines 1/3/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The #19 Northwestern Wildcats will be shooting from the long-range against the #16 Michigan Wolverines at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor on Saturday, January 03, 2021, at 7:30 PM ET. No.19 Northwestern is in 5th place of the Big Ten Conference with a 6-2 overall standing and a .750 team-percentage. The Wildcats surrendered to #10 Iowa Hawkeyes in their recent stint last Tuesday to a score of 72-87. Northwestern’s junior Forward Pete Nance led the way for the Wildcats with 21 points and 4 rebounds. Guard Chase Audige chipped in 14 points, 2 assists, and 2 boards while Guard Boo Buie topped the rebounding with 6 and posted a team-high 8 assists in the losing effort.

Northwestern completed 26 of 59 (44.1%) attempted shots from the field, connected 11 of 25 (44.0%) attempts from beyond the arc, and made 9 of 12 (75.0%) free-throw shooting. The Wildcats grabbed a total of 32 rebounds with 8 coming from the offensive side of the court and distributed 15 assists in defeat. Northwestern’s defense ended up with 2 blocks and 5 steals while losing the battle in turnover with 12 to 8. The Northwestern Wildcats committed 17 personal fouls in the loss.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Predictions 1/3/2021

No. 16 Michigan Wolverines will try to continue their success after beating the Maryland Terrapins on December 31st to a score of 84-73. Michigan remained unbeaten at 8-0 and took leadership of the Big Ten Conference with a 3-0 conference record. Freshman Center Hunter Dickinson led the Wolverines in their victory with 26 points, 1 assist, and a team-high 11 rebounds. Guard Franz Wagner contributed 19 points, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds while Guard Mike Smith led the assist department with 6 in victory.

Michigan recorded 58.8% (30/51) field goal shooting, knocked down 6 of 19 (31.6%) attempts from the three-point range, and made 18 of 20 free-throw attempts for 90.0% efficiency. The Wolverines controlled the glass with a game-high 29 rebounds with 5 coming from the offensive end. Michigan also led in assists with 15 and their defense denied 6 attempted shots with 5 steals. The Wolverines turned the ball over 12 times and committed 10 personal fouls.

#19 Northwestern Wildcats vs. #16 Michigan Wolverines. The NCAAB Pick for this game is Michigan -8.5. The Wildcats ranked 34th in offense and 97th on defense while the Wolverines ranked 44th in offense and 159th on defense. Northwestern is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 contests and 3-17 SU in their last 20 outings on the road. Michigan is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches and 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home. The Wildcats snapped their 4-game winning strict after they bowed down to Iowa, 72-87. While the Wolverines are red-hot after winning all their games this season and will continue their supremacy on Sunday against Northwestern at home. The Predicted Score, the Michigan Wolverines will win and cover ATS at 77-69.

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Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines 1/3/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, January 03, 2021


NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Michigan Wolverines -8.5

NCAAB Totals: 145

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