In every sport, teams go through periods of up and downs. There will be a stretch of games where a team looks to be totally unbeatable, as well as some where getting a win seems like the most difficult thing in the world. When the latter happens, a break is sometimes all that is required. We see it all the time in the NFL, where a struggling team goes into their bye week and comes back out looking refreshed and ready to go. Time off gives the players a chance to chill a little, but it also affords coaches some time to work on the things that have not being going well for their team during a slump.
This is almost certainly what the Michigan Wolverines will have been doing this week. It will have been a week since their last outing when they welcome in the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines need a bounce bac performance on a big way, and you have to like their chances of getting it against a team that has been very poor all season long. Check back for the latest college basketball odds.
Presbyterian vs Michigan 2019 College Basketball Spread & Expert Pick
- When: Saturday, December 21 at 12 PM EST
- Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor
- TV: BTN
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: BTN+
- College Basketball Spread: TBA
Why bet on the Presbyterian Blue Hose?
The Presbyterian Blue Hose come into this game with a rather poor 2-9 record on the season, which would make you believe that they are in for a bit of a long day on Saturday. The Blue Hose had a winning record last season and actually won a couple of games in the NIT tournament, but we have not seen much from them this season.
The one positive that they can take from their first 11 games is a decent performance against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where they lost by 10 points and covered the spread in the process. Overall, though, the Blue Hose are 4-6 ATS this season (their win over Taccoa Falls was not a lined game). 6 of their 10 lines games this season have fallen UNDER the point total.
Why bet on the Michigan Wolverines?
After losing 3 of their last 4 games, the Michigan Wolverines looked like a team that needed some time away to work on things. They have had a week away now, so it is going to be interesting to see how they come out on Saturday. In fairness to Michigan, their schedule has been tough, with 3 of their last 5 games coming against teams ranked in the top 10.
They went 1-2 SU in those games and will be well aware that those are the types of teams that they are going to need to get in the habit of beating if they want to make a deep run in the tournament. As a favorite this season, Michigan is 4-3 ATS, plus they are 3-2 ATS when playing with 4 or more days rest.
Presbyterian vs Michigan College Basketball Betting Trends
- Blue Hose are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games this season
- Blue Hose are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games played in December
- Wolverines are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games this season
- Wolverines are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games played in December
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Michigan’s last 9 games played on a Saturday
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Presbyterian vs Michigan
This is a game that should amount to little more than a practice session for Michigan, although they will need to be aware that the Blue Hose have performed better going against the better teams this season, covering against both Clemson and Notre Dame.
Score: Presbyterian Blue Hose 58 – Michigan Wolverines 82