Michigan vs. Clemson – March Madness Odds

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness odds have the Clemson Tigers favored on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament against the Michigan Wolverines.

The Tigers are the 7th seed in the South Regional while the Wolverines are the 10th seed. March Madness betting statistics tell us that Michigan is 20-13 on the season straight up and 15-11-1 against the spread while Clemson is 23-8 straight up and 12-13-1 against the number.

March Madness odds favor the Tigers but not by a lot. Clemson is led by the threesome of Trevor Booker, K.C. Rivers and Terrence Oglesby. Booker is the inside threat while Oglesby does his damage from the outside. If Clemson covers this March Madness odds matchup they will do so with defense and pressure. The Tigers forced over 17 turnovers per game this season. They averaged almost 80 points per game this season and they go nine deep on their rotation. The key for Clemson in March Madness betting is to have Oglesby open things up from the outside. When he goes cold the Tigers are vulnerable. It also may hurt Clemson in March Madness odds that they struggled from the foul line.

Michigan matches up well with Clemson in March Madness odds because they don’t turn the ball over. Head coach John Beilein knows what it takes to win and his teams don’t make mistakes. They were 14-1 this season when scoring at least 70 points and they may be able to reach that mark against Clemson in this March Madness betting matchup. The Wolverines are led by DeShawn Sims and Manny Harris. Either of these two players can take over a game and impact March Madness odds. The Wolverines can struggle sometimes with their shooting and they can get outrebounded so that could be a problem against Clemson.

March Madness betting stats tell us that the Wolverines are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The Wolverines are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games as March Madness odds numbers show. The Wolverines are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the ACC as March Madness odds statistics indicate.

The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. the Big Ten as March Madness odds numbers indicate. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Looking at the March Madness odds total we see that the Under is 6-0 in the Wolverines last 6 neutral site games. The Over is 7-1 in the Wolverines last 8 vs. the ACC. The Over is 6-1 in the Tigers last 7 vs. the Big Ten as March Madness odds stats show.

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