Michigan is still in the process of erasing their slow start, three consecutive winners of the Big Ten game, and now face their toughest test on the road against their opponent in Michigan State.
Sparty is the more overrated team at the moment as they have won 10 of the last 12 games, but are just ahead of the road against a short-armed Illinois team.
Can the Wolverines continue to climb back toward national fit, or will Tom Izzo’s team assert itself as the superior team.
Here are the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook.
Since the beginning of January, Michigan has been the better team, according to barttorvik.com. The werewolves found the success they were looking for in pre-season with big star Hunter Dickinson.
The team is publishing the highest effective target ratio in the Big Ten game and generating over 58% of their score trying two points, the highest score in the conference. They would, however, face a large Michigan State frontline anchored by 7′ old generals Marcus Bingham. In the Big Ten game, Michigan State accounted for more than 16% of the shots.
Neither team has overturned the opponent but I trust Michigan’s defensive play, specifically from Davante’ Jones, who has been playing the best basketball of the season for the past few weeks. He is averaging close to 13 points and over 4 assists since the team’s return from the COVID-19 pause.
Above +5, I’m interested in backing Wolverines, who may be a bit underrated in this matchup despite being the better team late in the game.
Juwan Howard’s team is starting to hit their pre-season prospects and bettors should act on that.
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