Elite 8 Odds: Michigan vs. Florida
The Michigan Wolverines will be looking to punch their ticket to the Final Four on Sunday as they take on the Florida Gators in Elite Eight betting action at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
No. 4 Michigan won as an underdog in the Sweet 16, getting past No. 1 Kansas 87-85 in overtime at -2 on the betting odds. No. 3 Florida knocked off Cinderella story No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast 62-50 as a big 12.5-point favorite in their Sweet 16 matchup.
Supporters of the Wolverines have watched them go 29-7 and 18-16-1 ATS on the year, while the Gators are at 29-7 and 18-15 ATS. In totals betting, the Gators are 13-18, while the Wolverines have a 19-16 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Gators in this one found them listed as 1-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Wolverines was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gators, most recently No. 6 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolverines, who rate No. 40 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-78 victory for the Gators.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolverines is ranked No. 147 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Florida’s No. 160 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida is the No. 18-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Michigan rates No. 53 at 7.5 per game.
Defensively, Michigan features the nation's No. 222-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Michigan, they were an 87-85 winner as they battled Kansas on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Michigan got 25 points and 14 rebounds from Mitch McGary en route to an 87-85 victory over Kansas on Friday at Cowboys Stadium.
In their last action, Florida was a 62-50 winner at home against Florida Gulf Coast. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Florida earned a 62-50 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Friday, getting 15 points from Mike Rosario at Cowboys Stadium.