An intriguing Big Ten battle is set for Thursday night when the Michigan Wolverines (15-12, 9-7 in Big Ten) visit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (17-10, 9-7). Both teams have ended losing streaks over the weekend and the winner of this one will still be in the running for a top four spot in the league standings. Below is my college basketball pick for Michigan vs Rutgers.
Michigan vs Rutgers Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Rutgers -5.5|
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This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
Why Bet Rutgers -5.5
✅ Rutgers is 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games played.
✅ The Scarlet Knights are 14-3 in their last 17 home games.
✅ Michigan is 1-5 ATS in their last six games on the road.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Team Stats Per Game
Advanced Game Stats
|66||Avg Opp Score||69.33|
|66||Avg Opp Score||64|
|67.8||Avg Opp Score||65.8|
|71||Avg Opp Score||60.2|
|66.8||Avg Opp Score||65.6|
|72.9||Avg Opp Score||59.1|
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Last time out, Michigan hosted the Michigan State Spartans and used a big second half to win 84-72. The final score is not indicative of how this game went as it was back and forth for 18 minute and tied with just over two minutes left. Michigan erupted in the final two minutes to clinch the needed win. The Wolverines led by as many as 12 points, trailed by eight, and covered the -3.0-point spread.
Hunter Dickinson had 14 points, seven rebounds, and three assists on the night. Dug McDaniel added 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, and one steal in the victory,
Through 27 games, Michigan is scoring 73.5 points per game, shooting 45.1% from the field, and assisting on 12.5 made shots. The Wolverines are allowing 69.2 points, grabbing 36.1 rebounds, blocking 4.5 shots, and stealing the ball 4.8 times.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers visited the Wisconsin Badgers and earned a tough 58-57 victory. This game was back and forth all night and it was the Scarlet Knights who held strong late. The Scarlet Knights grabbed the lead with just over one-minute left and had a key block as time expired to leave Madison with a win. Rutgers led by as many as seven points, trailed by five, and won this pick ‘em.
Cam Spencer had 22 points, five rebounds, and one assist in the game. Clifford Omoruyi added 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in the win.
After 27 games, Rutgers is scoring 69.7 points per game, shooting 43.4% from the field, and assisting on 12.5 made shots. The Scarlet Knights are allowing 59.9 points, grabbing 37.6 rebounds, blocking 4.1 shots, and stealing the ball 9.0 times.