Michigan vs. Northwestern odds, line: 2023 college basketball picks, Feb. 2 predictions from proven model
The Michigan Wolverines will be in desperate need of a win when they face the Northwest Wildcats on Thursday night. Michigan has lost three of its last four games and is just one game over the .500 mark. The Wolverines picked up an 85-78 win over the Wildcats when those teams met on Jan. 15.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The Wildcats are favored by 3.5 points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Northwestern vs Michigan odds, while the over/under is set at 139. Before we get into the Michigan vs Northwestern picks, you’ll want to see the basketball predictions- varsity ball of the model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine projection model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters week 13 of the 50-29 season on all top college basketball picks, returning over $1,200 for the $100 players. Anyone who has followed him has seen huge returns.
Now the model has set its sights on Northwestern vs. Michigan. You can head over to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Michigan vs. Northwestern:
Northwest vs. Michigan Gap: Northwest -3.5 Northwest vs. Upper/Lower Michigan: 139 points Northwest vs. Michigan Silver Line: Northwest -165, Michigan +140 Northwest Picks vs. Michigan : See choices here
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Why Northwestern Can Cover
Michigan has been one of the most disappointing teams in college basketball this season, having lost five of its last seven games before this game. The Wolverines are coming off one of their worst performances of the season, being crushed by Penn State in an 83-61 final on Sunday. Penn State took a 49-32 halftime lead and took the win as the 4-point favorite.
Northwestern has won three of its last four games, earning a pair of blowout wins over Nebraska and Minnesota during that streak. The Wildcats are led by senior guard Boo Buie, who is averaging 15.9 points, 4.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. They have been tough to beat at home this season, winning 12 of their last 15 games at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Why Michigan Can Cover
Northwestern is coming off a tough performance, falling short at Iowa in an 86-70 final on Tuesday. The Wildcats now have to turn around and play another game two days later, making it a difficult task. They’ve covered only once in their last five games against Michigan.
The Wolverines have won six consecutive games in this series, including an 85-78 victory on January 15. Big man Hunter Dickinson was too much for the Wildcats to handle in Game 1, scoring 10 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Sophomore goaltender Kobe Bufkin scored a team-high 20 points on 9 of 11 shots, while rookie Dug McDaniel scored 17 points.
How to Make Choices Between Michigan and the Northwest
The model ran Northwestern against Michigan 10,000 times and the results are in. The model looks at the total, and it also generated a point pick that hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the choice on SportsLine.
So who wins Michigan vs. Northwestern? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump to, all from the forward model who is 50-29 on his top-rated college basketball picks this season, and find out.