Rutgers vs Michigan Pick: Thursday, February 18th

Rutgers vs Michigan Pick: Thursday, February 18th: Michigan comes into tonight’s game against Rutgers sitting atop the Big 10 with a 14-1 record on the season, and are 9-1 in-conference. Michigan are 9-1 in their last 10 games, and have outscored their opponents by an average score of 75.1 to 62.7 in that stretch. This Michigan team is starting to make a clear case for them being among the top teams favored to win the 2021 National Championship. They have the 40th best offense in the country, putting up 78.9 points per game, while also allowing just 64.9 points against so far this season, good enough for the 52nd rank in the nation for defensive scoring. The Wolverines are led by 6’7 forward Isaiah Livers, who is averaging 15 points per game in 15 games play so far this season.

Rutgers come into tonight’s game sitting in 7th place in the Big 10, with a 12-7 record, going 8-7 so far in-conference. This team has won just 5 of their last 10 games, and have been outscored by a fraction of a point (0.1) per game in that stretch. Rutgers has some pretty serviceable defensive numbers this season, allowing just 67.9 points per game, but have struggled with foul trouble all season long, allowing their opponents a 72% shooting percentage from the stripe so far this season. 

Rutgers vs Michigan Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Rutgers +10
Michigan -10
Total 143
Where/When Crisler Center | 9:00 PM ET

The Scarlet Knights have been trending towards the ‘Under’ as of late, with 4 of their last 5 road games going ‘Under’ the betting total, and 4 of their last 5 overall. Meanwhile, the Under has cashed in the last 5 games that see Michigan coming off a straight-up win, with 7 of the last 8 of those games seeing the Wolverines continue their ATS streak and cover the spread.

Rutgers vs Michigan ATS Stats

Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Rutgers 9-9-1 +0.2
Michigan 12-3-0 +4.2