Michigan vs. Syracuse Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Michigan is a 1.5-point favorite over Syracuse, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 130.5 points. The Wolverines enter play with a 30-7 overall record, while Syracuse is 30-9 on the year.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Wolverines opened as 2.5-point favorites but the spread has been bet down to either 2, 1.5 or 1 depending on what sports book you view. As for the total, it opened at 130.5 and has either stayed at that number or has been bet down to 130. (Although some books in Vegas list the total at 131.)
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 54% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Orange. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
MARCH MADNESS FREE PICK: Take Michigan. According to latest college basketball trends, the Wolverines are 4-0 against the spread in their last four NCAA tournament games, 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. They're also 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus Big East opponents and 4-0 ATS in their last four games versus a team with a win percentage above .600. On most occasions in sports, it's not the best teams that win in the postseason but the hottest ones. And Michigan is hot. Look for Trey Burke to overcome that Syracuse defense and head to the NCAA tournament finals.
2013 MARCH MADESS FINAL FOUR FREE PICK: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES -1.5