Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 1/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
TV: Youtube TV
The Michigan Wolverines (9-7) are hosting the Northwestern Wildcats (12-4) at Crisler Center on Sunday.
The Northwestern Wildcats faced off with Rutgers and went home with a loss by a final score of 65-62 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Wildcats ended up with 12 while Rutgers totaled 15 fouls. They also made 11 out of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. Rutgers finished 80.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 10 tries. On top of that, Rutgers pulled down 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Rutgers doled out 16 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. Regarding defending, Northwestern allowed the other team to go 42.6% from the floor on 23 out of 54 shooting. They also distributed 14 dimes for this game as well as creating 11 turnovers and having 4 steals. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 27 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 10 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 55.6%. Northwestern wrapped up the contest with a 41.2% field goal percentage (21 out of 51) and buried 10 out of their 27 3-point attempts.
Ty Berry is one player who came through in this game. He accumulated 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He played 24 mins and snagged 2 rebounds. He went 50.0% from the floor but finished the game without an assist.
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Northwestern comes into this one with a record of 12-4 so far this year. They turn it over 10.8 times per contest and as a team they are committing 15.8 fouls every game. As a team, Northwestern is collecting 37.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 219 dimes on the season, which ranks 227th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Wildcats are shooting 31.9% from downtown (129 of 404) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They average 68.4 pts per contest (267th in D-1) while hitting 38.7% from the floor.
Defensively, the Wildcats are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.2% on 3-point attempts and they rank 12th in college hoops in points per game allowed (59.3). The Wildcats defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 37.8% (328 of 868) and they surrender 36.0 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 119th in college basketball in giving up assists with 201 relinquished for the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Michigan Wolverines took a loss by a final score of 93-84 against Iowa. Concerning rebounds, Michigan permitted Iowa to grab 37 in all (11 offensive). They finished 40.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 12 of 30 and ended up going 17 out of 22 at the charity stripe (77.3%). The Wolverines allowed Iowa to bury 32 out of their 71 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 45.1% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Wolverines finished 33 out of 67 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.3%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Michigan made 14 of their 31 attempts (45.2%). They were able to bury 4 of them for a percentage of 66.7%. Iowa was called for 13 personal fouls in this contest which took the Wolverines to the charity stripe for a total of 6 attempts. They also gave up possession 11 times, while recording 4 steals for the game. The Wolverines were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the matchup.
Jett Howard pitched in for the Wolverines for the matchup. He had 34 points in his 40 minutes on the court, but went home with no dimes. He knocked down 12 of 22 in this matchup giving him a rate of 54.5%, and had 1 rebound.
Michigan has a mark of 9-7 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Wolverines are shooting 45.0% from the field, which ranks them 158th in college basketball. Michigan has tallied 1,208 pts on the campaign (75.5 per contest) and they pull in 36.9 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 12.9 times per game (228th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 9.4 times per contest. The Wolverines are responsible for committing 15.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 68.4% from the charity stripe.
The Wolverines on the defensive side of the court are 219th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 70.2. They are forcing 11.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the field (131st in D-1). The Michigan defense gives up 32.3% on 3-point attempts (119 of 368) and opponents are connecting on 67.7% of their free throw shots. They have given up 12.1 dimes and 38.0 boards per game, which is 144th and 335th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Northwestern
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