Michigan Vs Louisville Line & Betting AdviceNoah Williams
The first game on Sunday’s slate of March Madness college hoops betting action features the 7th-seeded Michigan Wolverines facing-off against the 2nd-seeded Louisville Cardinals. The March Madness college basketball betting line favors the Cardinals by 2.5-points. Tip-off is this Sunday, March 19th at 12:10 PM ET on CBS from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Now let’s find out which of these two National Title hopefuls have a shot at being called NCAA Basketball champs.
Michigan Wolverines Vs Louisville Cardinals Line & ATS Pick
What: No. 7 Michigan Wolverines (25-11) vs No. 2 Louisville Cardinals (25-8)
When: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Start Time: 12:10 PM ET
Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
Stadium: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Spread: Cardinals -2.5
Moneyline: Michigan +130 vs Louisville -150
Game Total: 140
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Michigan vs Louisville
Why Bet The Michigan Wolverines To Beat The Cardinals
Michigan beat Oklahoma State 92-91 in a March Madness first round nail bitter. The Wolverines are 25-11 SU and 18-17 ATS.They averaged 74.9 points per game (132nd) and gave up 65.8 points (39th) during the regular season.
Senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. (15.2 PPG & 4.7 RPG) scored 26 points and recorded 11 assists in the victory over the Cowboys. Junior forward D.J. Wilson (10.6 PPG & 5.4 RPG) added 19 points and five rebounds.
"We haven’t played a team that got up into us in a minute. It’s hard to simulate that in practice," Walton said. "In the second half, I settled down. I wanted to make the right play consistently."
Michigan shoots 48.1% from the field (24th) and 38.0% from three point land (51st). The Wolverines averaged 29.5 rebounds (346th) and 13.7 assists (156th) per game during the regular season. D.J. Wilson leads the team with 5.4 rebounds and Derrick Walton Jr. is tops with 1.1 steals per game.
Why Bet The Louisville Cardinals To Beat The Wolverines
The Cardinals easily knocked Jacksonville State out of the tourney with a 78-63 first round result. They are 25-8 SU and 17-14-1 ATS. They averaged 77.5 points per game (78th) and allowed 65.8 points per game (40th) during the regular season.
Three starters scored 15+ points for Louisville in the victory over Jacksonville State. Leading the way was senior forward Mangok Mathiang (7.4 RPG & 6.1 RPG) who scored 18 points.
"We created a lot of turnovers off our press," said guard Quentin Snider said. "Once we got on our breaks, that’s when we did our best."
Louisville shoots 45.5% from the field (112th) and 35.8% from three-point land (137th). They averaged 39.7 rebounds (Tied-17) and 13.6 assists per game (165th). Jaylen Johnson is the leader in rebounds with 5.8 per game and Donovan Mitchell is tops with 2.1 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- The Wolverines are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
- The Wolverines are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 NCAA Tournament games.
- The Wolverines are 7-7 ATS in games held at neutral grounds, the Cards are 6-6.
- The Cardinals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- The Cardinals are 10-8 ATS as a favorite.
Michigan Vs Louisville Expert ATS Pick
Does anyone else feel that the Wolverines are the ones on the hunt for a missing slipper? After their harrowing escape from an airplane accident many wondered if they had the mettle to escape the Big Ten tourney. They did. Now they face the Cardinals in a game I am betting the underdog on.
Michigan to cover the spread.