Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet NCAAB Betting Prediction

Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Prediction 2/29/2024

The Michigan Wolverines (8-20) travel to face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-13) on Thursday, February 29th. This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway and televised on FS1. Both Michigan and Rutgers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 ET.

Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Michigan Wolverines Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Michigan comes into this game on a five-game losing streak, and they have lost seven straight road games. On the season, the Wolverines are 8-20, including a 3-14 record in Big Ten play.

Overall, Michigan is 3-12 when they are the underdog, and they have gone 0-5 in their last five road games. In their last outing, the Wolverines lost to Purdue by a score of 84-76.

As the underdog, Michigan’s ATS record is just 4-11 this season. Their road ATS mark is only 2-8 and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wolverines are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

Michigan’s over/under record this season sits at 15-12, and today’s line of 139 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, which is in line with the season average of 153.5. So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing three straight games, Rutgers will look to get back on track as they host Michigan. The Scarlet Knights have an overall record of 14-13, including a 6-10 mark in Big Ten play.

At home this season, Rutgers is 11-6 with an average scoring margin of +4.9 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Scarlet Knights have gone 6-4.

As the favorite, Rutgers has gone just 6-8 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Scarlet Knights have a 4-6 ATS record. In their last 3 home games, they are just 1-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Rutgers is 9-18. On average, their games have finished with 132.6 points compared to an average over/under line of 136.8. Today’s line of 139 is higher than the average point total in their games this season. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 141 points.

Michigan Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Michigan offense put up 76 points against Purdue. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.3% and made 9 threes. The Michigan offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.2 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 37% of their looks from outside this season.

Olivier Nkamhoua (F) 14.8 7.1 2.7
Dug McDaniel (G) 16.7 3.7 4.7
Terrance Williams II (F) 12.4 4.4 1.4

Rutgers Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Rutgers offense tallied 46 points in a matchup against Maryland. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37%, and they made 2 threes. On offense, Rutgers has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 39%. So far, they are 204th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 66%.

Aundre Hyatt (F) 11.0 4.6 1.3
Clifford Omoruyi (C) 10.7 8.6 0.5
Derek Simpson (G) 9.1 3.2 3.1

Michigan Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Michigan defense is giving up an average of 79.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.4 threes per game vs. Rutgers. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.4%.

Rutgers Team Defense

So far, the Scarlet Knights’ defense is ranked 43rd in the country at 66.4 points per contest. Against Maryland, the Scarlet Knights’ defense gave up 63 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Maryland only made 10 free-throws.

Wolverines vs Scarlet Knights Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Wolverines have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 63 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last five home games, Rutgers has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 65 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Wolverines have a straight up record of 1-9. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-8.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Scarlet Knights struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Wolverines vs Scarlet Knights Prediction

The Scarlet Knights is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 76-68. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Scarlet Knights at -7.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 139, and our model predicts the Wolverines and Scarlet Knights to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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