Michigan vs. Texas A&M Game Info, NCAAB Betting Odds & Pick

Michigan vs. Texas A&M Game Info, NCAAB Betting Odds & Pick

Written by on March 20, 2018

There are a couple of schools of thought to consider when trying to figure out how a team will perform once postseason play begins. Most NCAAB betting enthusiasts like to hitch their wagons to teams that finish out the regular season on a great run of form, with the thought being that the momentum will carry over into the postseason. Then, there are other folks who believe that the real serious stuff begins when the tournament kicks off, with good teams able to rise to the occasion no matter how they closed things out in the regular season.With this match-up, you get the idea that both schools of thought might have a good argument. There were few teams hotter than the Michigan Wolverines coming down the home stretch, with that momentum carrying them forward. The Aggies stumbled in the last couple of weeks of the season, but have come into the 2018 college basketball tournament and elevated their game. How this one goes is anyone’s guess, but the bookies have the Wolverines in as a 3-point favorite for this one.

Game Info, NCAAB Betting Odds & Pick: Wolverines vs. Aggies

  • When: Thursday, March 22 at 7:37 PM EST
  • Where: Staples Center, LA
  • TV: TBS
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: MM Live
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: Michigan Wolverines -3 (Over/Under at 134.5)

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Team Records

  • All: Michigan Wolverines 30-7 / Texas A&M Aggies 22-12
  • Home: Michigan Wolverines 20-1 / Texas A&M Aggies 14-4
  • Away: Michigan Wolverines 10-6 / Texas A&M Aggies 8-8
  • ATS: Michigan Wolverines 23-12-1 / Texas A&M Aggies 15-16
  • Over/Under: Michigan Wolverines 15-15-1 / Texas A&M Aggies 16-18-1

Why bet on the Michigan Wolverines?

The Wolverines closed out their season on a 9-game winning streak that led them all the way to a Big Ten Championship crown. If there is one area of concern for the Wolverines through the first two rounds of the tournament, it is that they are not playing as well offensively as they did in the regular season. Before the tournament, the Wolverines were averaging 73 PPG, but have managed just 61 and 64 points, respectively, through their first two games.The latter of those performances came against Houston in the last round, where it was a buzzer beater that allowed Michigan to move on. The upside of their tournament play so far has been on defense, which is no real surprise given that they were top 10 in that category all season long. You feel that Michigan can improve on the offensive side of the court and that if they can do that, they can go even deeper in this tournament.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 73.81
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.73
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.47
  • Free Throw Percentage: 65.95
  • Total Rebounds: 33.49
Defense
  • Total Score: 63.08
  • Field Goal Percentage: 42.55
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.66
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.33
  • Total Rebounds: 32.84

Why bet on the Texas A&M Aggies?

The Aggies closed out the final few weeks of the season playing .500 ball before falling to Alabama in the opening round of the SEC tournament. They looked like a team heading in the wrong direction, but they have gotten stronger as the tournament progresses. They got the ball rolling with a solid 73-69 win over Providence in Round 1, but ramped it up in the last round, ousting the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels in a ridiculously one-sided affair, winning that one 86-65.According to the latest NCAAB Betting Odds, Texas A&M comes in as the underdog against Michigan.Those 86 points were somewhat unexpected given that this team averaged just 73 PPG in the regular season, relying more on a defense that held the opposition under 70 PPG. The Aggies now have some momentum to build off of, but Michigan is going to be another tough nut to crack.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 75.26
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.96
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.14
  • Free Throw Percentage: 66.37
  • Total Rebounds: 41.65
Defense
  • Total Score: 69.65
  • Field Goal Percentage: 40.18
  • Three-Point Percentage: 31.87
  • Free Throw Percentage: 68.57
  • Total Rebounds: 35.12

Latest College Basketball Betting Trends

  • Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas A&M’s last 11 games
  • Michigan is 8-1 SU on a neutral court this season.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Michigan’s last six games

Expert NCAAB Betting Pick & Score Prediction

This is a game that I think is going to stay close for a large portion of the game, but I think that the Michigan offense will be a little too much for the Aggies in the end. I am taking the Wolverines to win and cover.Score: Michigan Wolverines 69 – Texas A&M Aggies 65