Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Tigers vs. Wolverines CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(19-9) #8 LSU Tigers vs. #1 Michigan Wolverines (21-4)
Date: Monday March 22nd, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: LSU +180 | Michigan -225
CBB Betting Odds: Michigan -5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 148.5
The No. 1 seed Michigan Wolverines will host the No. 8 seed LSU Tigers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament East Region on Monday.
Michigan won its first-round contest 82-66 over Texas Southern as a 24.5 point favorite. LSU won its first-round match-up 76-61 as a two-point favorite against St. Bonaventure.
The winner will advance to face off against the winner of Florida State/Colorado in the Sweet 16.
The LSU Tigers are 19-9 overall and went 11-6 during the SEC regular season. The Tigers will enter Tuesday’s game against Michigan with a 2-5 record against AP Top 25 teams this season.
LSU has been one of the best offensive teams in the country this season, averaging 81.9 points per game and shooting 46.1% from the field. Defensively, the Tigers allow 74.8 points per game.
The Tigers have four double-digit scorers led by Cameron Thomas with 22.8 points per game, Trendon Watford with 16.5 ppg, Ja’Vonte Smart with 15.6 ppg, and Darius Days with 11.8 ppg. Defensively, the Tigers allow 74.8 points per game.
In their first-round win over St. Bonaventure, LSU shot 40.3% from the field and 32% from three-point range. Thomas led all scorers with 27 points, and Trendon Watford and Darius Days both grabbed 11 rebounds.
The Wolverines breezed to an 82-66 win over Texas Southern in the first round after jumping out to an 18 point halftime lead. It was a rare win for a BIG10 team as the majority were upset in the opening days of the NCAA Tournament.
Mike Smith, a 5’11 senior who averages 9.5 ppg, led the team with 18 points in the first-round victory, and Dickinson has added 16 points.
Still, this team is learning to play without senior F Isaiah Livers, who was lost during the Big Ten tourney due to a long-term foot injury.
7’1″ Hunter Dickinson is a freshman that stands taller than nearly everyone he matches up against, but his size is just a part of his arsenal. Dickinson is making his impact felt on a nightly basis, averaging a team-high 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game
CBB Betting Trends:
- Michigan is 2-4 ATS in last 6 games
- Michigan is 3-3 SU in last 6 games
- Michigan UNDERS are 9-3 in last 12 games
- LSU is 5-1 AU in last 6 games
- LSU OVERS are 4-1 in last 5 games
Free LSU Tigers vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAAB Prediction:
LSU will be the third-best offensive team that Michigan has faced this season after Iowa and Ohio State and will present a challenge to the Wolverines. Michigan is still adjusting to life without Isaiah Livers, whose veteran presence will be missed in this game.
The Tigers are playing well right now and have won five of their last six games. Their lone loss came to Alabama in the final seconds of the SEC Championship game. Upsets have been hitting at an even greater rate this year than ever before as no team appears to be safe, ask fellow #1 seed Illinois. I expect this game to come down to the wire which will lend the +5 points a bargain. I’m taking the Tigers to cover and potentially upset the Wolverines in the round of 32.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: LSU +5
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