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Saturday afternoon brings us an important Big Ten Tournament matchup between the No. 7-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers and the No. 3-seeded Michigan Wolverines. Michigan topped Minnesota in both matchups this season and are 9-point favorites this afternoon, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


Before wagering on the game, let's take a look at what some experts have to say about this Big Ten matchup.


Minnesota vs Michigan Predictions 


Detroit Free Press

Nick Baumgardner, of the Detroit Free Press, is taking the Golden Gophers to cover the spread, but still likes Michigan to win the game, 68-62. He likes the balanced attack that the Wolverines displayed in their most-recent matchup against Iowa. 

Sports Chat Place

The Sports Chat Place team also likes the Golden Gophers to cover the spread as underdogs, pointing out that the Golden Gophers are 4-2 against the spread (ATS) when they are an underdog of 8 points or more this season.

ESPN BPI Matchup Predictor

ESPN is also going with the Wolverines to win this matchup, assigning Michigan an 85.4 percent chance of coming away with the victory. 

Overall, all three experts are going with the Wolverines to come away with the win, while the two that made picks with the spread like the Golden Gophers to cover.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.