Michigan vs. Tennessee Prediction
A pair of teams that not only won in the first round of the NCAA Tournament but also covered will square off at 5:15 p.m. ET on Saturday when Michigan takes on Tennessee. Will the Vols cover or is there a better play on the board?
787 Michigan Wolverines (+6) vs. 788 Tennessee Volunteers (-6); o/u 136
5:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 19, 2022
Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Michigan Wolverines Game Notes
Devante' Jones (concussion) has joined Michigan in Indianapolis and is practicing Friday, Andrew Kahn of MLive reports. Jones didn't travel with the team to Indianapolis after being diagnosed with a concussion. Michigan upset sixth-seeded Colorado State in the first round, which opened up the opportunity for their starting point guard to make a potential return in the Round of 32. In his first season with the Wolverines after transferring in from Coastal Carolina, Jones has averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 29.2 minutes per game, so his potential presence would be a major boost for Michigan, who faces third-seeded Tennessee on Saturday.
Tennessee Vols Game Notes
The Volunteers (27-7) shot 60% from the field and had four players score in double figures. Josiah-Jordan James had 17 points, and John Fulkerson finished with 15 on 7-for-8 shooting. Kennedy Chandler scored 13 and Zakai Ziegler finished with 10.
Michigan vs. Tennessee Game Prediction
The Vols are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games as a favorite and are 35-14-2 at the window in their last 51 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points. On the other side, the Wolverines are just 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 games following an ATS win, are 1-4-1 against the number in their last six NCAA Tournament games as an underdog and are winless at the window in their last five games following a win.
MARCH MADNESS PREDICTION: TENNESSEE VOLS -6