NCAAB FREE PICK: Northwestern -2
Michigan vs. Northwestern,
02/21/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 67 - 55
Point Spread: -2/-103 Northwestern
I look for Michigan to struggle on the road tonight after that huge win over Ohio State at home on Saturday. It's extremely hard to win on the road in the Big Ten, and even harder coming off such an emotional game. Not to mention Northwestern is a lot better than they get credit for.
The Wildcats nearly upset Michigan on the road earlier this season, falling 64-66 as 7-point underdogs. That's pretty impressive considering they are just 5-7 on the road this season. Northwestern is 11-3 at home with that huge win over Michigan State back in the middle of January. Michigan is simply not the same team on the road. They are just 5-7 away from home with losses to the likes of Iowa and Arkansas.
Northwestern 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, while Michigan is just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. BET THE WILDCATS!