Michigan vs Minnesota: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 16, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 16, 2021

The No. 7 Michigan Wolverines (11-0) will look to build on an 11-game winning streak when they visit the No. 23 Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-4) on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Williams Arena as 5.5-point favorites. The game airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN2. The matchup’s over/under is set at 147.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 16, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Michigan Betting Information

  • The Wolverines have covered the spread more often than not this season, putting together a record ATS of 9-2.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Wolverines are 7-2 against the spread this season.
  • In 54.5% of their games this season (6/11), the Wolverines and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Hunter Dickinson 11 17.5 7.9 0.9 0.3 1.5 0.0
Isaiah Livers 11 13.8 5.5 2.3 0.6 1.0 2.1
Franz Wagner 11 12.5 7.1 3.0 1.3 1.3 1.2
Mike Smith 11 9.2 2.9 5.4 0.4 0.0 1.1
Chaundee Brown 11 9.0 3.2 1.0 0.2 0.5 1.5

Minnesota Betting Information

  • So far this season, Minnesota has maintained an even 6-6-1 record ATS.
  • For the sixth time this season, the Golden Gophers are at least a 5.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 2-2-1 against the spread.
  • Seven of Minnesota’s 13 games (53.8%) this season have gone over the over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Minnesota Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marcus Carr 14 20.9 3.9 5.5 0.9 0.1 2.4
Liam Robbins 14 13.2 7.2 0.9 0.6 2.6 0.7
Both Gach 14 10.5 5.3 3.0 0.9 0.1 1.1
Gabe Kalscheur 14 9.8 2.8 1.8 0.7 0.1 1.2
Brandon Johnson 13 8.1 6.0 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8

Total Facts

  • Michigan’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup point total (147 points) in 63.6% of opportunities (seven out of 11 matchups).
  • Eight Minnesota games this year (57.1% of its matchups) finished with a final point total higher than Saturday’s over/under of 147 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 161.1 points per game, 14.1 points more than the over/under of 147 for this contest.
  • The 139.9 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 7.1 fewer than the 147 over/under in this contest.
  • The Wolverines have seen a 147.8 average over/under in their games this season, 0.8 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 6.2 points separates the average total points bet in Golden Gophers games (153.2 points) and this contest’s over/under (147 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/6/2021 Michigan Michigan -8 148.5 -366 +285 Regular Season 82-57 MICH
1/12/2020 Minnesota Minnesota -2 139 -136 +113 Regular Season 75-67 MINN
2/21/2019 N/A Minnesota N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-60 MICH
1/22/2019 N/A Michigan N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 59-57 MICH

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