VCU vs. Michigan Odds
This game will be played from The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and is part of the South Region with the Wolverines as the fourth seed and the Rams as the fifth seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan is the favorite, as the Wolverines have odds of -3.5 points against VCU. The over/under total for this contest has been set at 142.5 points. Opening odds had Michigan as a 2.5-point favorite. The spread was never lower than that, and it hit a peak of 4 points before closing at Michigan -3.5.
Michigan advanced to today’s game by picking up a 71-56 win over South Dakota State on Thursday night. The Wolverines shot an impressive 28 of 55 from the field and 9 of 20 from 3-point land in the win. Star point guard Trey Burke was held to just six points on 2 of 12 shooting, but Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III each had 21 points to make up for Burke. Michigan comes into this game committing the fewest turnovers in the country at under 10 per game. The Wolverines are now 27-7 overall, 7-1 on a neutral floor and 15-16-1 against the spread.
VCU advance to Saturday’s contest with an 88-42 thrashing of Akron on Thursday night. The Rams were smothering on both sides of the ball, forcing the Zips into 21 turnovers and 15 of 43 shooting for the night. Offensively, VCU shot 35 of 65 from the field and 8 of 16 from 3-point land. Tony Daniels had 23 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead the Rams. VCU is leading the country in turnovers forced, averaging just under 20 per game. VCU is now 27-8 overall, 4-3 on a neutral floor and 11-17 against the spread.
2013 March Madness Third Round Odds – VCU vs. Michigan
521 VCU +3.5 Over 142.5
522 Michigan -3.5 Under 142.5