Are you betting on the 2018 Final Four? The first of two Final Four games features the 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago Ramblers battling the third-seeded Michigan Wolverines. The game tips off at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, TX this Saturday at 6:09 pm ET. Who should you bet on? Can either team cover the 5.5-point betting spread? Will the game total go over or under? Which team will name it to the National Title game? Keep reading for answers to those questions and more.
Loyola-Chicago has gone 6 and 0 ATS in their last 6 games. The Ramblers are 4 and 0 against the spread in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan has gone 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 games. The Wolverines are 2-1-1 ATS in the NCAA Tournament.
Loyola-Chicago Vs Michigan Final Four Betting Line & Final Score Prediction
The Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the Michigan Wolverines as a solid -5.5 favorite against the spread. The over/under total is 128.5. Michigan is -250 on the money line. Loyola-Chicago is +210 on the money line.
#11 Loyola-Chicago Ramblers vs #3 Michigan Wolverines
When: 6:09 PM ET, Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Spread: Michigan -5.5
Moneyline: Loyola +240 vs Michigan -260
Bet on Loyola-Chicago +5.5 because…
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers have been underdogs in every single one of their NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament games. No worries. They beat Miami 64 to 62, Tennessee 63 to 62, and Nevada 69 to 68 before dominating the Kansas State Wildcats 78 to 62 in the Elite Eight. No team scares the Ramblers. They are one of the best 4 college basketball teams in the nation.
Bet on Michigan -5.5 because…
From Round 1, Michigan has been the hottest team in the NCAA Tournament. That makes sense. The Wolverines haven’t lost a game since February 6 when Northwestern beat them 61 to 52. That’s a string of 13 straight wins.
Loyola-Chicago Vs Michigan Final Score Prediction
It’s tough to go against the Michigan Wolverines in this situation. The Wolverines have what it takes to win the College Basketball National Championship because they’ve got a great mix of inside and outside players.
But, Loyola-Chicago has the same mix. In fact, Loyola-Chicago’s mix might be better than Michigan’s. The problem with going with Michigan is that the Wolverines although hot SU, have gone 2-1-1 against the spread during the NCAA Tournament.
On Saturday, the Wolverines might not be able to play better than they’ve played. That’s not true for the Ramblers.
Loyola-Chicago showed a new dimension versus Kansas State’s exceptional defense in their Elite 8 victory. The Ramblers were aggressive. That aggressiveness could lead Loyola-Chicago upsetting Michigan by around 10 to 15 points.
No seriously. Michigan isn’t that great in an up and down game. The Wolverines punished Texas A&M in an up and down game. That’s Texas A&M. A&M couldn’t keep up with Michigan’s speed.
Loyola-Chicago is faster than Michigan. They’ll win on March 31.