Northwestern vs. Michigan: Point Spread, Total & Prediction

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No. 13 Northwestern heads to Ann Arbor to take on No. 18 Michigan in a Saturday afternoon Big Ten showdown. Northwestern is off to a great start and enters the game 5-0. After dropping the road opener to Utah, Michigan has won their last four games to enter the matchup at 4-1.

According to OddsShark, Michigan is favored by 7.5 points. Northwestern is 4-1 this season against the spread while Michigan is 3-2.

The over/under is set at 36 points for the contest. According to OddsShark, both teams have gone under on the point total every game this season.

The OddsShark computer projects a sizable Michigan victory of 30.3 to 16.6 against Northwestern. The computer projects Michigan to cover the spread and the point total to go over for the first time this season in a Michigan game.

The F+ ratings rank both Michigan and Northwestern as good teams. Michigan is ranked sixth while Northwestern is ranked 17th.

Overall, Michigan comes away with the conference victory. Expect a low scoring, defensive contest with the Wolverines coming out on top.

Heavy’s Pick: Michigan 20, Northwestern 10. Michigan -7.5 points. Under on the point total.

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