Michigan vs Northwestern: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 3, 2021

The No. 16 Michigan Wolverines (8-0) are favored () to build on an eight-game winning streak when they host the No. 19 Northwestern Wildcats (6-2) at 7:30 PM ET on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Crisler Center. The game airs on BTN. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 3, 2021, 1:15 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 put together a 6-2 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Wolverines are 4-1 against the spread this season.
  • Michigan and its opponents have hit the over in 5 of 8 games this season (62.5%).

Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Hunter Dickinson 8 16.6 8.8 1.1 0.3 1.6 0.0
Isaiah Livers 8 14.4 5.3 2.0 0.6 0.9 2.1
Franz Wagner 8 12.0 6.6 2.9 1.0 0.8 1.0
Eli Brooks 8 9.4 2.1 3.8 1.1 0.4 1.4
Chaundee Brown 8 9.1 3.6 1.3 0.1 0.6 1.6
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Northwestern Betting Information

  • Northwestern has topped the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 4-2.
  • The Wildcats earn a 1-0 record against the spread this season when they play as at least an 8.5-point underdog.
  • The Wildcats and their opponents have typically been held under this season, only hitting the over in 33.3% (2) of their six games played.
  • The Wildcats lost 87-72 to the Hawkeyes in their last game on Tuesday. Pete Nance put up a team-high 21 points in the loss. They didn’t cover the spread as 11.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to fall short of the 161 point total.

Northwestern Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Miller Kopp 8 14.6 2.5 1.9 1.1 0.3 2.4
Chase Audige 8 13.0 4.0 1.6 0.9 0.4 1.6
Boo Buie 8 12.9 3.1 5.6 0.8 0.0 2.1
Pete Nance 8 11.9 6.5 1.8 0.6 0.8 1.0
Ryan Young 8 9.0 6.1 1.6 0.4 0.4 0.0
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Total Facts

  • Three Northwestern games this year (37.5% of its matchups) finished with a final point total greater than Sunday’s point total of 145 points.
  • The Wolverines average 82.2 points per game against the Wildcats’ 83.6, totaling 20.8 points over the game’s total of 145.
  • These two teams give up a combined 133.8 points per game, 11.2 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Wolverines have seen a 150.6 over/under in their games this season, 5.6 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Wildcats games have a total points bet of 149 points this season, four points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/12/2020 Michigan Northwestern -5.5 137 -249 198 Regular Season 79-54 MICH
1/13/2019 N/A Michigan N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-60 MICH
12/4/2018 N/A Northwestern N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-60 MICH

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