Oklahoma State Vs Michigan Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info
The 10th-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to snap out of the funk they’ve been in while cooling off the red-hot seventh-seeded Michigan Wolverines when the two championship longshot hopefuls square off in the first round of the Midwest Region in Indianapolis on Friday.
Now, let’s find out more about the updated college basketball lines and see if the Cowboys can pull off the upset over the streaking Wolverines.
Analyzing The Cowboys Vs Wolverines Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info
When: Friday, March 17, 2017 at 12:15 PM ET
Where: Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAB Odds: Michigan -2
Why Bet The Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds at +2
Oklahoma State (16-10 ATS) has lost three straight after winning their previous five games and come into this contest off a humbling 92-83 quarterfinal loss against Iowa State in the Big 12 conference tournament last Thursday while failing to cover the spread as a 1.5-point underdog.
Oklahoma State averages a phenomenal 85.5 points per game (eighth) on 46.4 percent shooting from the field (71st) and 40.1 percent from three-point distance (15th).
The Cowboys give up an overly generous 78.0 points per game (302nd) on 47.0 percent shooting from the field (324th) and 35.8 percent from beyond the arc (230rd). Oklahoma State has three double-digit scorers on their roster including dynamic point guard Jawun Evans (19.0 ppg).
Why Bet The Michigan Wolverines Odds at -2
Seventh-seeded Michigan (16-16 ATS) looks to build on its unexpected run to the conference tournament title in the Big Ten Tournament. The Wolverines have won five straight and seven of their last eight games and come into this contest off a 71-56 smack down win over Wisconsin in the Big 12 tournament championship game on Sunday.
Michigan averages a solid 74.8 points per game (134th) on 48.3 percent shooting from the field (20th) and 38.1 percent from three-point distance (49th).
The Wolverines limit the opposition to just 66.5 points per game (38th) on 46.2 percent shooting from the field (297th) and 37.8 percent from three-point distance (312th). Michigan has four double-digit scorers on their roster and are led by guard Derrick Walton Jr. (15.2 ppg), a player that was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten tournament after averaging 20.5 points and 6.3 assists in the Wolverines’ four victories.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
A convincing 69 percent of the betting public likes Michigan to win and cover the spread against the reeling Cowboys and I fully believe that’s the right call.
Oklahoma State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall, but they’re also just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog of 6.5 points or less and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games.
Conversely, Michigan has gone 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win, 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite and a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
The Wolverines are also 7-1 ATS in their last eight games as a favorite of 6.5 points or less and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games as a favorite. The red-hot Wolverines get the win and ATS cover based in the fact that they’re the only team in this matchup that plays any real defense.