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NCAA Tournament Picks: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Michigan Wolverines

Jeff GrantContributor IJuly 21, 2016

NCAA Tournament Picks: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Michigan Wolverines

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    The Michigan Wolverines are 22-12 against the spread in their last 34 opportunities as an underdog, which is important to consider when making your NCAA basketball picks Friday night as they take on the Kansas Jayhawks at Cowboys Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wolverines are getting two points in the college basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 136 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this high-profile Sweet 16 matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way. 

Kansas Jayhawks

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    The Kansas Jayhawks have won 12 of their last 13 games, including a 70-58 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels as 6.5-point favorites Sunday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Jayhawks are 14-11 against the spread in March, with the UNDER going 16-8-1 in those contests.

Michigan Wolverines

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    The Michigan Wolverines have covered the spread in both of their 2013 NCAA tournament games thus far, including a 78-53 victory over the VCU Rams as 3.5-point favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wolverines are 6-1 against the spread on a neutral floor this season, with the OVER going 4-3 in those affairs.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Michigan Wolverines as one of their NCAA tournament picks Friday night, as they've covered the spread in their last five games against Big 12 Conference opponents.

    NCAA Basketball Pick: Michigan Wolverines +2

     

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