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Wolverines are Great After a Loss

The Michigan Wolverines and Tulsa Golden Hurricane will face off with a ticket to the round of 64 on the line. Both teams finished out the season on 1-4 ATS slides, while their SU records to close out the season were nothing to write home about either, with Michigan going 5-5 and Tulsa going 6-4.

Shark Bites
  • Michigan is just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games as favorites.
  • Tulsa is 7-2 ATS in tournament games since 2000.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of Tulsa's last eight games.

Both teams have a few trends working in their favor ahead of the game. Michigan, in particular, has a history of being a great bounce-back team, as they’ve gone 46-14 SU in their last 60 games following a loss. In their last game in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals, they were handled quite easily by the Purdue Boilermakers, 76-59.

As for Tulsa, they’re coming off of a loss in the AAC quarterfinals to Memphis — getting trounced 89-67. They haven’t lost back-to-back games since January 3. They also opened as the underdog in this one and have thrived in that situation this season, winning outright in four of seven games as dogs.

In terms of overall experience in the NCAA Tournament, Tulsa hasn’t won a game in the tourney since 2003, and last appeared in March Madness in a first round loss to UCLA in 2014. Michigan had a nice run in 2014, making it to the regional final where they lost to Kentucky.

Michigan Wolverines vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane bring a 20-11 record (15-13-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-12 Wolverines, who are 16-17 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Tulsa go 17-13 so far and the Michigan Wolverines go 18-12-3.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane sit at No. 160 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Michigan Wolverines sit at No. 162 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tulsa's No. 122-ranked offense, averaging 74 PPG, against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 60 at 67.47 PPG. The Golden Hurricane field goal percentage has averaged 44.39% so far, less than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.63% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wolverines got 15 points from Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, but it was Purdue that prevailed in a 76-59 final on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Tulsa was run off the court by the Tigers on Friday as Memphis routed them 89-67 at Amway Center.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games
  • Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tulsa is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tulsa's last 8 games