Michigan (7-5; 1-1) Rutgers (7-5; 1-1)
How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes
Where: Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, New Jersey (Capacity 8,000)
(Vaccination policy for indoor events here)
Tip-off: Tuesday, January 4 at 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: BTN - Jeff Levering and Robbie Hummel
Stream: FOX Sports Live
NET Rankings: Rutgers No. 142; Michigan No. 43
KenPom Rankings: Rutgers - No. 103, two spots better following a 79-58 win over CCSU on New Year’s Day; Michigan - No. 21, five spots worse following a 85-71 loss to UCF on December 30.
Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 102.6 (145th) Defense 95.6 (72nd); Michigan - Offense 112.3 (20th) Defense 92.8 (41st)
KenPom Prediction: Michigan 68 Rutgers 64. Rutgers is given a 33% chance to win.
Vegas Line: Michigan -4
Series History: Michigan leads the all-time series 14-0, including wins over Rutgers in the 1976 Final Four, 2004 NIT Championship, and 9-0 as members of the Big Ten. RU lost in Ann Arbor 71-64 last season.
Michigan will be missing several key bench players tonight.
Know there’s been a lot of questions about the status of tonight’s Michigan-Rutgers game. It my understanding Michigan will be extremely short handed— w/o Terrence Williams, Frankie Collins and Brandon Johns, while Zeb Jackson did not make the trip (unrelated to covid).— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) January 4, 2022
Opportunity is knocking to beat Michigan for the first time ever and start Big Ten play with a 2-1 record.
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