March Madness - Wofford Terriers face Michigan Wolverines: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
|Wofford Terriers||Michigan Wolverines|
|20-12||March 20, 2014, 07:10 | Bradley Center||25-8|
Wofford is 0-2 SU but 2-0 ATS in its last two trips to the NCAA Tournament, and they'll be a big underdog on Thursday as they take on second-seeded Michigan in Midwest Region action.
Six of the final eight Michigan games played OVER the total and their seven-game win streak was snapped by Spartans in Big Ten final. Michigan is 7-2 ATS in its past nine tournament games.
Wofford 0-2 SU, 2-0 ATS in two recent trips to March Madness and 11-2-1 ATS in its past 14 games overall. They also won two of past three games as underdogs, raising the slim hope of a 15-seed win here.
Odds Shark computer pick - 70.7-57.3 Wolverines
The Wolverines currently sports a 25-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-14-1 ATS. The Terriers are 20-12 and 14-9-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wolverines produce a 19-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Terriers have gone 14-10 against the number.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 49-rated Wolverines and the No. 16-ranked Terriers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
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Wofford was a 56-53 winner in its last match at home against Western Carolina. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites. Wofford got 23 points from Karl Cochran en route to a 56-53 victory over Western Carolina on Monday at U.S. Cellular Center.
Michigan lost its last outing, a 69-55 result against Michigan State on March 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. The Wolverines got 17 points from Nik Stauskas, but it was Michigan State that prevailed in a 69-55 final on Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's No. 61 nationally ranked offense (74.39 points per game) against a Terriers defense that sits as the No. 20 at 62.41 PPG. The Wolverines have been averaging 47.58% from the field, more than the Terriers have managed so far this season (45.12% on average).
A few Terriers at Wolverines trends to consider:
Wofford is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wofford's last 8 games
Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games