March Madness - Wofford Terriers face Michigan Wolverines: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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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.

The Terriers, who have been tough as underdogs, lay 16.5 points at BetOnline while the total was 129.5 in early betting volume over at TopBet.

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.

View Wofford Terriers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

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

 

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