Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wolverines vs. Seminoles CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Tournament Basketball Handicapping
(22-4) #1 Michigan Wolverines vs. #4 Florida State Seminoles (18-6)
Date: Sunday March 28th, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: Michigan -155 , Florida State +125
CBB Betting Odds: Florida State +2.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 143.5
The No. 1-seed Michigan Wolverines will take on the No. 4-seed Florida State Seminoles at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in a East Region Sweet Sixteen showdown.
This could be the game of the day. According to KenPom’s thrill score metric, Michigan-Florida State is expected to be the most exciting game on Sunday’s schedule. The Wolverines finished in first in the stacked BIG10 conference at 14-3 but remain the last team standing after a poor showing by the rest of the conference. Meanwhile, Florida State finished 17-6 overall and second in the ACC with an 11-4 conference record.
The winner is set to take on the either #2 Alabama or #11 UCLA next weekend for a shot in the Final Four.
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.
Michigan was tested in the round of 32 by LSU throughout and were only able to pull away late to win and cover 86-78. Eli Brooks and Chaundee Brown both dropped in 21 points while big man Hunter Dickinson had a (12 point, 11 rebound) double double.
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
The No. 5 seed Wolverines have scored 116.1 points per 100 possessions for the season (11th in the NCAA) while only surrendering 92.1 points per 100 possessions for the season (25th in the NCAA)
Florida State Seminoles
Leonard Hamilton’s Seminoles are looking to redeem last year’s premature end to the season. The ACC regular season and tournament runner-ups have fallen on inconsistent times of late, failing to win back-to-back games since mid-February, but did look strong in the ACC semifinals against a surging UNC team.
Florida State took down #13 UNC Greensboro 64-54 in the first round to advance to the round of 32. RaiQuan Gray scored 17 points and Balsa Koprivica added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Seminoles.
In the next round Florida State cruised past Colorado 71-53 despite being only a 1 point favorite. Junior G Anthony Polite knocked down a game-high 22 points vs. Colorado and is averaging a team-best 17.0 PPG in the tourney.
Florida State could have the advantage inside as they boast a large sized lineup that often generates rebounds and second chance opportunities. The Seminoles have a balanced scoring attack as M.J. Walker (13 ppg) leads the way, then Raiquan Gray (12 ppg, 6.5 rpg), and potential future NBA lottery pick, Scottie Barnes (11 ppg, 4.2 apg, 1.5 spg).
CBB Betting Trends:
- Michigan is 3-4 ATS in last 7 games
- Michigan is 4-3 SU in last 7 games
- Michigan UNDERS are 9-4 in last 13 games
- Seminoles are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Seminoles are 2-3-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games
- Seminoles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite
Free Michigan Wolverines vs. Florida State Seminoles NCAAB Prediction:
This spread is thin as Michigan was struggled last round and just does not look like the same team as before with Livers in the lineup. Florida State breezed as slim favorites last round and have serious size throughout their team.
The Seminoles are refocused and now get the chance to avenge a 58-54 Elite Eight game 2018 loss to Michigan. Take Florida State outright.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Florida State ML +125
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