Michigan vs Rutgers NCAA Basketball Spread Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on March 1, 2016 in

The Michigan Wolverines head to the East Coast to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Big Ten basketball action on Wednesday night. The Wolverines (20-10) are in eighth place in the Big Ten but just lost at Wisconsin on Sunday, 68-57. The Scarlet Knights (6-23) are in 14th place in the Big Ten and just got routed at Northwestern, 98-59. Find the updated NCAAB online betting odds for this game here.

Michigan vs Rutgers NCAA Basketball Spread Analysis

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, NJ
TV: BTN Network
Radio: Rutgers Radio Network
Live Stream: Big Ten Network Live Streaming
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why should you bet on the Scarlet Knights?

The only way I put a wager on Rutgers is if I’m getting 20 or more points, because the Scarlet Knights have been simply awful this year. At halftime against Northwestern, Rutgers was down 48-18. In the loss, they upped their losing streak in Big Ten play to 31 and their overall losing streak to 16 games. It’s not like Northwestern was a tough opponent either — the Wildcats had lost eight of nine coming in. So I’d definitely look at the other side of this wager instead.

Why should you put your money on Michigan?

Basically, anyone playing Rutgers should be the favorite, so if you have a straight-up wager available with Michigan, I would take it unless the moneyline keeps it from making sense. I would even give 10 or 15 points, because even though Michigan is likely to miss the NCAA tournament, they are light years ahead of Rutgers. Michigan is normally a hazardous team from downtown, and they could riddle the Rutgers defense with three-pointers all night long. Even though senior guard Caris LaVert is hurt, Michigan should still have more than what they need to win the game.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Michigan to roll into Rutgers and come out with a big win, 82-68.