Records: Michigan 16-1 (3-1 in Big Ten), Minnesota 15-2 (3-1 in Big Ten)
Kick-off: 7 p.m. EST
Spread: Minnesota by 3
Last meeting: Michigan 73, Minnesota 69 in overtime (2012)
Points per game: The Wolverines are averaging 79.1 points per game while Minnesota is averaging 76.3.
Rebounds per game: Michigan averages 37.9 boards per outing while the Golden Gophers are averaging 40.6 rebounds per game.
Assists per game: The Wolverines are putting up 15.8 assists per outing while Minnesota is averaging 16.5 per game.
Field goal percentage: Michigan is shooting .508 while the Golden Gophers come in shooting .470 this season.
Thoughts: Michigan is coming off a loss at Ohio State while the Golden Gophers fell to Indiana in their last outing. Both teams need this win to stay atop the ultra-competitive Big Ten. I expect a very closely played game with the final score being a five point differential or less. Give me Michigan with the points as I see them squeezing out a win here.
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