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.
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
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
- 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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