Michigan visits Minnesota following Battle’s 21-point game


Michigan Wolverines (5-3) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-4, 0-1 Big Ten)

Minneapolis; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Minnesota -4.5; over/under is 135.5

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hosts the Michigan Wolverines after Jamison Battle scored 21 points in Minnesota’s 89-70 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers.

The Golden Gophers have gone 3-1 in home games. Minnesota is 1-3 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Wolverines play their first true road game after going 5-3 with a 2-2 record in neutral-site games to begin the season. Michigan is ninth in the Big Ten shooting 33.7% from deep. Youssef Khayat paces the Wolverines shooting 100% from 3-point range.

The Golden Gophers and Wolverines face off Thursday for the first time in Big Ten play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Battle averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Golden Gophers, scoring 13.8 points while shooting 30.6% from beyond the arc. Dawson Garcia is shooting 43.3% and averaging 13.3 points for Minnesota.

Hunter Dickinson is averaging 19.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks for the Wolverines. Jett Howard is averaging 15.3 points for Michigan.

By The Associated Press undefined
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