College Basketball Picks Today 1/3: Michigan vs. Northwestern

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Our official Michigan Wolverines vs. Northwestern Wildcats pick is here at Cappers Info, as two great teams get set to square off on the college basketball odds. Join us for all of the great NCAA basketball predictions for what should be another great game on the college basketball schedule tonight!

Free College Basketball Picks: Michigan Wolverines @ Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Thursday, January 3rd, 7:00 ET
Location: Welsh Ryan Arena, Evanston, IN
Michigan vs. Northwestern Live TV: ESPN2


The Michigan/Northwestern game might feel like a bit of an undercard battle between two teams out of the Big Ten on Thursday night with everything else that is going on in the world of sports, but this could be a fun one to watch. Northwestern is getting a heck of a lot of points for a home team in conference play, and what we have already seen early in the year with these conferences is that home court advantage really is making a difference, and it almost feels like the value of home court is getting bigger and bigger as the years go by. Yes, the Wolverines made it through the non-conference season undefeated and with very impressive marks, but we’re still not really all that sure who they beat of note. West Virginia? NC State at home? Bradley on the road? Pittsburgh on a neutral court? Arkansas at home? None of that was really all that impressive, and this could be as difficult of a game, factoring in home court advantage of course, as Big Blue has seen this year. We don’t think that Northwestern is going to quite have enough to figure out how to win this game when push comes to shove, but we do definitely want to have the points on our side. The Cats might be good enough to get into the dance this year, and with that on the line here in Evanston, that should be enough to at least keep this one within double digits.

Michigan vs. Northwestern Pick: Northwestern Wildcats +11
Michigan vs. Northwestern Prediction: Michigan 70 – Northwestern 64

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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