Against The Spread Pick
This Big 10 matchup will see the Michigan Wolverines and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet for the second time this season. The first match between these two teams resulted in Michigan taking the win 69-63 just two weeks ago. Michigan has won three straight games while Rutgers has split their last four. Despite this, Rutgers is undefeated at home this season, and an inner-conference opponent shouldn’t pose any surprises tonight. Coming off a big 20-point victory versus Illinois, expect Rutgers to be on the attack tonight, attempting to climb their way up the tightly packed Big 10. Michigan is a measly 2-5 on the road this season, and combined with Rutgers impressive home record’, the Scarlet Knights are appealing here. Take Rutgers tonight.
Over Under Pick
Michigan is a top-40 scoring team this season, and at home they are above average, averaging 79 points this season. Over their last five games, Michigan and Rutgers have averaged 74 and 65 points respectively, more than enough to beat the spread. However, Rutgers is a top-15 defensive team, and they have been very consistent on defense in their last five games, allowing opponents an average of 65 points. I am still under the impression that both teams will have similar scoring nights that they have had lately, especially since both teams’ last five games have all been against conference teams. There is some cause to choose the under based on the defensive production, however, I think that the team’s offensive skills will shine tonight. I like the over in tonight’s game.