Minnesota Golden Gophers VS Michigan Wolverines

College Basketball 02:00 PM ET

Saturday

01/16/2021

ESPN2

Spread: Michigan Wolverines -5.5

Over/Under: 147

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The #7 Michigan Wolverines will be blocking shots against  #23 Minnesota Golden Gophers at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 2:00 PM ET. No.7 Michigan remained unbeaten at 11-0 after they shut down no.9 Wisconsin Badgers during their recent stint, Tuesday at 77-54. The Wolverines maintained the lead in the Big Ten Conference with a 6-0 conference record. Guard Mike Smith led the way for Michigan with 16 points, 2 rebounds, and a team-high 6 assists. Guard Franz Wagner chipped in 15 points, 1 assist and topped the rebounding with 10 boards. Forward Isaiah Livers and Center Hunter Dickinson contributed 13 & 12 points, respectively.

No.7 Michigan Wolverines dominated all scoring departments over #9 Wisconsin Badgers with 51.6% (32/62) shooting from the field, excellent in shooting from downtown at 56.3% (9/16) and perfected their shooting from the free-throw line with 4 out of 4 attempts (100.0%). The Wolverines controlled the glass with 42 total rebounds (8 coming from the offensive end) and led the assist department with 13. Michigan rejected 9 shot attempts while stealing the ball 6 times and won the turnover battle with 8 to 10. The team committed 9 personal fouls in the process.

Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Predictions 1/16/2021

No.23 Minnesota Golden Gophers suffered their 2nd straight defeat to the Iowa Hawkeyes last Sunday to a score of 71-86. Minnesota settled in 7th place of the Big Ten Conference with a 10-4 overall standing and a 3-4 conference record. Guards Marcus Carr and Both Gach were two of the top scorers for the Golden Gophers with 13 points each. Forward Brandon Johnson and Center Liam Robbins chipped in 12 & 10 points, respectively. Johnson topped the rebounding with 8 and Carr led the assist department with 4 in the loss.

Minnesota recorded a 35.2% (25/71) shooting rate from the field, connected only 10 of 34 (29.4%) attempts from the three-point region, and sank 11 of 16 (68.8%) tries from the charity stripe. The Golden Gophers grabbed 36 total rebounds with 12 coming from the offensive side of the court and dished out 15 assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers denied two attempted shots and stole the ball 7 times. The team won the turnover battle with 7 to 10 but committed 17 personal fouls in the game.        

#7 Michigan Wolverines vs. #23 Minnesota Golden Gophers. The NCAAB Pick for this game is the Michigan Wolverines -5.5. The Wolverines ranked 30th on the offense and 77th on defense while the Golden Gophers ranked 63rd on the offense and 266th on defense. Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 outings and the totals went OVER in 4 of the Wolverines’ last 5 contests on the road. Minnesota is 12-4 SU in its last 16 matches and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home. Michigan is still hot and determined to claim their 12th victory on the road. The Predicted Score, no.7 Michigan Wolverines will win at 67-59.

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NCAAB Starting Time: 2:00 PM ET

Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

TV: ESPN2  

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Michigan Wolverines -5.5

NCAAB Totals: 147

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