Minnesota at Michigan 1/22/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:24 AM ET

The Minnesota Golden Gophers visit Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Tuesday for a Big Ten battle with the No. 2 ranked Michigan Wolverines. Minnesota improved to 14-4 on the season following its 65-64 win over Penn State on Saturday. Jordan Murphy led the Golden Gophers with 19 points and 21 rebounds. Minnesota improved to 4-3 in Big Ten play.

Michigan lost to Wisconsin on Saturday 65-54 for its first loss after 17 wins. The Wolverines are 6-1 in Big Ten play. Michigan trailed by only three points 57-54 with just less than one minute remaining, but did not score again while the Badgers scored 7 points. Jon Teske led the Wolverines in the loss with 15 points, while Jordan Poole scored 14. Amir Coffey is the leading scorer with an average of 15.7 points per game. Jordan Murphy is second in scoring and the leading rebounder with averages of 14.6 points and 12.1 rebounds per game. Isaiah Washington leads the Golden Gophers in assists with an average of 3.9 per game. Minnesota is shooting 44.0 from the field and 31.5% from 3-point territory.

Ignas Brazdeikis is the leading scorer and second leading rebounder with averages of 14.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. The leading rebounder is Jon Teske with an average of 6.7 per game, while Zavier Simpson leads the Wolverines in assists with an average of 5.9 per game. Michigan is shooting 46.7% from the field and 36.3% from 3-point territory.

Michigan is coming off its first loss of the season and will want to bounce back with authority at home. The Wolverines have covered the number in 4 of the last 5 overall, each of the last 8 following a straight up loss and in 25 of the last 34 in Big Ten action. Minnesota has covered just 2 of its last 9 overall and 6 of its last 23 in Big Ten play. Final Score Prediction, Michigan Wolverines win and cover ATS 76-60.

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