Rutgers at Michigan: 2/23/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Rutgers at Michigan: 2/23/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines (14-11) vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights (16-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Crisler Center)

Betting Odds: Michigan Wolverines -6.5 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Michigan Wolverines will host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Wednesday Night.

The Michigan Wolverines are coming off of a 14 point loss against Wisconsin in their last time out. Hunter Dickinson scored 21 points for Michigan, which shot just 4 of 25 from 3-point range. Eli Brooks had 14 points, and DeVante' Jones finished with 11 in the loss. As we all may know, Coach Howard got into a skirmish with Wisconsin coaching staff over a late timeout.

The Michigan Wolverines are led in scoring by Hunter Dickinson who averages 18 points and 8.1 rebounds for this team. Eli Brooks averages 12.4 points and 3.6 rebounds a night. Caleb Houstan is the third leading scorer for the Wolverines as he averages 9.9 points a game for this team.

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The Wolverines are averaging 72.2 points per game on 46.7% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 68.6 points per game. They are shooting 72.3% from the free throw line. 

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are coming off of a 12 point loss against Purdue in their last time out. Paul Mulcahy scored 15, Clifford Omoruyi added 14, Ron Harper Jr. had 12 points and Geo Baker 11 points for Rutgers in the loss.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are led in scoring by Ron Harper who averages 15.5 points and 6.1 rebounds for this team. Geo Baker averages 12.2 points and 2.1 rebounds a game for this team. Clifford Omoruyi is the third leading scorer for the Scarlet Knights as he averages 11.6 points a game for this team.

The Knights are averaging 68.4 points per game on 44.2% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.3 points per game. They are shooting 71.1% from the free throw line.

The Wolverines are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and are 28-12-1 ATS in their last 41 games following a ATS loss. The Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, but the Scarlet Knights are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games. Michigan should be motivated enough by the theatrics of the last game to come out and cover at home.

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Clayton’s Pick Michigan -6.5

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