Michigan has so far not won or lost a game in a row since late January and is heading to Columbus after losing. Will this trend continue, or will the Wolverines finally lose two games in a row to significantly hamper their chances in the NCAA tournament? A weekly weekend game, The Daily’s basketball rhythm will predict the results of college basketball games, counting their season records. Here are their predictions:
Last week in this section we said: “If you lag behind in gambling, everyone knows that the only solution is to double and bet even more.” Well, it turns out that’s not true. As a hit we went horrible 25-43. Spencer was a respectable 8-9 and finally picked a few Big Ten games right, but still picked Michigan wrong. Nick again chose the right game in Michigan. Jack and Josh dragged a bit with 5-12 records, but Jack at least got a proper game in Michigan, and Josh kept his record above 0.500. Introducing our sixth week of forecasts, here’s how we stand:
Michigan in Ohio № 23
Sunday March. 6 12:30
Michigan wins every other game, so they’re going to win on Sunday. This is an exact science.
I know the trend is that Michigan wins every other game, but I don’t think Wolverines pull that game out on the road. They are struggling to stop EJ Liddell in the first match and I don’t think they will have much more success this time. The parties are winning and pinning their hopes on the Michigan tournament for a livelihood.
Do I have many reasons for this choice other than winning in Michigan in every other game? No, not really. But it’s the same “mandatory win” as any game at Wolverine all year. Michigan must find a way to slow down Lidel and create a dynamic offensive on the other end. The game – and Raamahi’s chances in the tournament – can easily slip away from them, but I just don’t think they let that happen. Give me a desperate Michigan in the convenient state of Ohio.
I think Michigan has finally driven itself into a corner. After the defeat of the 24th number of Iowa, Wolverines found themselves in an extremely difficult situation. The last time the two teams met, Lidel had a field day. I see no reason why this should not happen again. Ohio will win, and Michigan’s hopes for the tournament will be in the final games.
Big ten elections:
Saturday, March 5 14:00 Indiana +10 on № 8 Purdue
Sunday, March 6 at noon Penn State +5 in Rutgers
Sunday, March 6 14:00, Nebraska +14 in Wisconsin
Sunday, March 6 at 4:30 pm Maryland +6 in Michigan
Sunday, March 6 7:30 a.m. № 24 Iowa +1 at № 20 Illinois
Sunday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Minnesota +6 in the Northwest
“Taste of the Week” election:
Saturday, March 5 at noon № 14 Arkansas +7 at № 13 Tennessee
Saturday, March 5 at 6:00 PM Princeton -2 in Pennsylvania
Saturday 5 March 18:00 North Carolina +12 at no. 4 Duke
Saturday, March 5 at 8:30 p.m., Boise +3 in Colorado