Michigan Wolverines vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers January 6, 2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

The No. 10 Michigan Wolverines (9-0) will try to continue a nine-game winning streak when they host the No. 16 Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-2) on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Crisler Center as 7-point favorites. The matchup airs at 8:30 PM ET on BTN. The matchup has an over/under set at 152 points.

Betting Information

Michigan vs Minnesota Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Michigan -7 -110 -110 152 -113 -108 -321 252

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Michigan vs Minnesota
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Minnesota (+7) Over (152) Michigan 79 Minnesota 73

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Total Facts

  • The Wolverines and their opponents have scored at least 152 points — this matchup’s over/under — in nine of nine outings (100%) this year.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have added up to score more than 152 points in 50% of their games this season (six of 12 chances).
  • The Wolverines and the Golden Gophers combine to average 12.2 more points per game than the over/under of 152 set for this game.
  • The Wolverines and the Golden Gophers have seen their opponents average a combined 11.4 fewer points per game than the point total of 152 set for this game.
  • The average point total for Wolverines games this season is 1.3 fewer points than the over/under of 152 in this matchup.
  • Golden Gophers games this season have averaged a total of 154.1 points, 2.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Wolverines average 10.1 more points per game (82.6) than the Golden Gophers allow (72.5).
  • When Michigan puts up more than 72.5 points, it is 8-0 overall and 7-0 against the spread.
  • Minnesota has compiled a 1-1 record against the spread and a 1-1 record overall when giving up more than 82.6 points.
  • The Golden Gophers score 13.5 more points per game (81.6) than the Wolverines allow (68.1).
  • Minnesota is 6-0-1 against the spread and 9-0 overall when it scores more than 68.1 points.
  • Michigan’s record is 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall when it allows more than 81.6 points.
  • The Wolverines have scored a total of 130 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 14.5 per game), and the Golden Gophers have out-scored opponents by 109 points on the season (9.1 more per game).

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Michigan Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Wolverines have covered seven times in nine contests.
  • When favored by at least 7 points, the Wolverines have fared well against the spread, compiling a 6-2 record.
  • Michigan has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 6 of 9 games for a 66.7% rate.

Minnesota Betting Information

  • Minnesota has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 6-4-1 ATS.
  • The Golden Gophers have gone 2-2-1 against the spread when they are at least a 7-point underdog.
  • Minnesota has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 63.6% of matchups this season (7 out of 11 chances).

Head to Head

Michigan vs Minnesota (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/12/2020 Minnesota -2 139 -136 113 Regular Season 75-67 MINN
2/21/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-60 MICH
1/22/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 59-57 MICH

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Michigan Leaders

  • Hunter Dickinson leads the Wolverines in scoring and rebounding, tallying 16.9 points and 8.1 boards per game.
  • Mike Smith leads Michigan in assists, averaging 5.2 per game while also scoring 8.7 points per contest.
  • Isaiah Livers leads his teammates on the Wolverines with 2.1 made threes per outing.
  • Franz Wagner is the Wolverines leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Dickinson leads them in blocks with 1.6 per contest.

Minnesota Leaders

  • The Golden Gophers’ Marcus Carr racks up enough points (22.1 per game) and assists (5.9 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
  • Liam Robbins is at the top of the Minnesota rebounding leaderboard with 7.6 rebounds per game. He also scores 14.2 points and tacks on 1.0 assist per game.
  • Carr provides the bulk of the Golden Gophers’ three-point shooting production. He makes 2.3 threes per game to pace the team.
  • The Golden Gophers’ leader in steals is Jarvis Omersa with 1.3 per game, and Robbins is their leader in blocks with 2.8 per game.
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