Michigan vs Tulsa March Madness NCAAB Spread Report
The First Four games continue on Wednesday night as the Michigan Wolverines take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. This is the play in game as the #11 seed in the East Region. The winner will take on the #6 Notre Dame team on Friday.Both of these teams squeaked their way into the tournament. They were each on the bubble and many people questioned why they ended up making it. Michigan is 22-12 on the season and finished middle of the pack in the Big Ten. Tulsa is 20-11 on the season but had a really bad conference tournament to end the season. Let’s look at the March Madness odds, previews for each team and then a quick pick and prediction for this NCAA hoops game.
U-M will play Tulsa on Wednesday in a First Four matchup.
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 13, 2016
How To Bet on Michigan vs. Tulsa March Madness Odds, TV and Game Info
Why Bet on Tulsa
Tulsa is considered by many to be one of the “oldest” and most experienced teams in the Nation. They play almost all seniors and really aren’t that deep. Their core has been together a while and they have a lot of chemistry because of it. The Golden Hurricanes were 14-13 ATS this season and have some nice wins over SMU and Uconn. On the flip side, Michigan lost to both of those common opponents this season. They rebound the ball very well and should have the advantage over Michigan in that department.
Why Bet on Michigan
Michigan comes out of the Big Ten conference which means they have played a tournament heavy schedule already. This should give them a significant edge over Tulsa. They just beat Indiana in the Big 10 tournament before losing to Purdue in the next round. Michigan is 16-16 ATS on the season so no real edge to be found there. They do just about everything (except rebound) slightly better than Tulsa but it’s by the smallest of margins. They are small -4 point favorites and the public seems to love Michigan in this game.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The odds opened with Michigan -2 in this game. In less than 24 hours, they have jumped to -4 already. The public loves Michigan and everyone seems to be really down on the Tulsa team. Personally, there is a lot of value to betting on a senior laden team in the postseason. This group will not go down easily and taking the underdog is a great value on Wednesday night. Bet Tulsa +4 (and hopefully the line will move to like +6 before the game starts) over at MyBookie.ag! The final score prediction for this First Four game is Tulsa 76 and Michigan 75. Good luck!