Kentucky vs Michigan: Elite Eight Odds
The No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats will be looking to pull off another March Madness upset on Sunday as they take on the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines in Midwest Region Elite Eight action.
Its the first time since 1996 that an 8 seed has been favored vs a 2 seed. Kentucky was favored by 2.5 points Saturday at Bovada.
Kentucky is coming off a 74-69 win over No. 4 Louisville in the Sweet 16 on Friday, after they beat Kansas State and Wichita State in their first two games of the tournament. Michigan beat No. 11 Tennessee 73-71 on Friday to follow up wins over Wofford and Texas.
Kentucky is 4-1 SU and ATS vs 2 seeds and the UNDER is 9-3 past 12 games when KU is favored.
Odds Shark computer pick - 73.4-73.1 Wolverines
Michigan battles the Wildcats, currently sitting with a 27-10 mark (20-14-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 21-13 for the Wolverines and 17-18 for the Wildcats.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 49-rated Wolverines and the No. 86-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
In their last action, Kentucky was a 74-69 winner on the road against Louisville. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Kentucky earned a 74-69 victory over Louisville on Friday, getting 15 points from Julius Randle at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Michigan was a 73-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as favorites. Jordan Morgan scored 15 points leading the Wolverines to a 73-71 victory over Tennessee at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's No. 66 nationally ranked offense (74 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 61 at 66.49 PPG. The Wolverines have been averaging 47.69% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (45.13% on average).
A few Wildcats at Wolverines trends to consider:
Kentucky is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Michigan is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan's last 8 games