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OddsShark Computer's Score Prediction For Michigan-Northwestern

Here's what OddsShark's computer is predicting for tonight's Michigan-Northwestern game.

Tonight's game in Evanston, Ill. is a big one.

Northwestern (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten) is set to host Michigan (19-10, 9-7 Big Ten) at Welsh-Ryan Arena. A lot could be on the line NCAA Tournament-wise.

This is probably one of the biggest NCAA Tournament bubble games left in college basketball's regular season. The Wolverines appear to be in good standing for the NCAA Tournament (they're currently a No. 8 seed in Joe Lunardi's latest projected bracket for ESPN) but the Wildcats' future is somewhat bleak. Northwestern, which has never made the NCAA Tournament, has seen its stock drop in recent weeks and is now firmly on the bubble after appearing to be a lock earlier in the year. A win tonight would be huge and perhaps cement a berth into the field.

OddShark's computer doesn't think the Wildcats are going to get that win, though.

Here's the predicted score from OddsShark's computer.

Michigan 72, Northwestern 61

The Wolverines enter the contest as a two-point favorite. It is the first matchup of the season for these two teams.

Michigan and Northwestern are set to tip off at 7 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on Big Ten Network.