Michigan at Rutgers 1/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-5) vs Michigan Wolverines (7-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Jersey Mike's Arena)

Betting Odds: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +4 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Michigan faces Rutgers on Tuesday, January 4th, 2021 at Jersey Mike Arena for a college basketball Big Ten matchup. 

Michigan is coming off an 85-71 loss to UCF in its last game on December 30th on the road. Michigan has had a very disappointing start to the season, to say the least. The Wolverines were projected big things before the season and now have five losses on their record with a 7-5 overall record and a 1-1 conference record. Michigan has lost two of its last three games overall and will look for a big road conference win here. Michigan's leading scorer so far this season has been C Hunter Dickinson, who has scored 15.3 points per game and has earned 9.1 rebounds per contest. Michigan as a team has scored 73.3 points per game and has shot the ball at a 47.2% clip from the field. 

Rutgers is coming off a 79-48 win over Central Connecticut in its last game at home on January 1st. Rutgers played two weak opponents in Maine and Central Connecticut before getting back into Big Ten play here. Rutgers has won two straight and three of its last four as well. Rutgers is 7-5 this season and 1-1 in Big Ten play. Rutgers' leading scorer so far this season has been F Ron Harper Jr., who has scored 14.9 points per game and has earned 7.4 rebounds per game. Rutgers as a team has scored 68.1 points per game and has shot the ball at a 42.3% clip from the field. Rutgers has also allowed 65.3 points per game to its opponents this season as well. 

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Michigan opens as a 4-point favorite and the total is set at 136. With the way that Michigan is playing, there is no way that I can feel confident laying points on the road with it. Rutgers was a tournament team last year, but the Scarlet Knights have yet to show it this season. I do think this is one of the more important games of the year for both teams, and I think this one comes down to the wire. I will take the points with Rutgers at home. 

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Ronald’s Pick Rutgers +4

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