Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Michigan Wolverines, NCAA March Madness Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
20-12 March 17, 12:15 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse 24-11
Oklahoma St. vs Michigan, , Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 12:15 PM ET, Friday, March 17, 2017
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: 12:15 p.m. ET, CBS

COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Friday, March 17th – NCAA TOURNAMENT – FIRST ROUND – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
827 –Oklahoma State Cowboys +2½ -110 +125 Ov 153½ -110
828 –Michigan Wolverines -2½ -110 -145 Un 153½ -110
 

The fans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be treated to a game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Michigan Wolverines when they take their seats on Friday.

ABOUT OKLAHOMA STATE (20-12): Evans scored a game-high 29 points and Jeffrey Carroll, who earned All-Big 12 Second-Team honors, added 21 points and seven rebounds in the 92-83 loss to eventual Big 12 Tournament champion Iowa State in the quarterfinals. Evans scored 20 or more points in three straight games and has achieved the feat 14 times during 2016-17. Phil Forte III, who needs one more start to move into third place on the Cowboys’ all-time list, leads the nation in free-throw percentage (95.3) and made both attempts against the Cyclones to extend his streak to 20 in a row.

ABOUT MICHIGAN (24-11): Derrick Walton Jr. was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten tournament after averaging 20.5 points and 6.3 assists in the Wolverines’ four victories. Walton Jr. led the way with 22 points and seven assists while fellow senior Zak Irvin added 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists against Wisconsin in the championship game. “All the adversity we’ve been through … we stuck together as a family and got the job done,” Irvin told reporters. “We’re playing well right now, have a lot of momentum and are ready for the NCAA Tournament.”

Oddsmakers currently have the Wolverines listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Cowboys, while the game’s total is sitting at 153½.

Seventh-seeded Michigan looks to build off its incredible run in the Big Ten Tournament when it takes on No. 10 seed Oklahoma State in the first round of the Midwest Region in Indianapolis on Friday. The Wolverines almost missed the conference tournament after their charter plan skidded off the runway en route to Washington, but proceeded to win four games in four days – capped by a 71-56 victory against Wisconsin in Sunday’s final – to lift their first conference tournament championship since 1998 and guarantee a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan won two straight meetings with the Cowboys, including a 75-72 triumph in the Sweet 16 in 1992. Oklahoma State won 10 of its last 14 games – but lost its last three – to earn an NCAA Tournament bid after missing out on the Big Dance in 2016. The Cowboys made the tournament four times in the last five years, but failed to win a game since advancing to the regional semifinal in 2005. Oklahoma State is led by dynamic point guard Jawun Evans, who was named to the All-Big 12 First Team after averaging 19 points and 6.2 assists, and hopes to continue his recent scoring tear – 26.7 points over his last three games – by leading the Cowboys to their first win against the Wolverines since 1982.

Michigan was a 71-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Badgers. They covered the +2-point spread as underdogs.

In their last action, Oklahoma State was a 92-83 loser on the road against Cyclones. They failed to cover the -1.5-point spread as favorites.

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Oklahoma State:
Team record: 20-12 SU,17-11 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Oklahoma State is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Oklahoma State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma State’s last 6 games

Michigan:
Team record: 24-11 SU,16-16 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Michigan’s last 9 games

MARCH MADNESS BETTING TIPS

1. The winner faces second-seeded Louisville or No. 15 seed Jacksonville State on Sunday.

2. Michigan is 6-0 on neutral courts in 2016-17.

3. Carroll notched 15 20-point games this season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Michigan Wolverines will cover the spread at -2.5 and the game will go over 153½ points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Michigan 82, Oklahoma State 75 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
OKST TEAM MICH
85.5 PTS FOR 74.8
78.0 PTS AGNST 65.5
7.5 DIFF. 9.3
23.0 DEF REBOUNDS 21.9
13.7 OFF REBOUNDS 7.5
46.4 FG% 48.3
78.7 FT% 77.5
9.0 3 POINTERS 9.4
7.8 STEALS 5.9
BETTING TRENDS
OKLAHOMA STATE
No trends to report
MICHIGAN
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Michigan’s last 9 games
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Oklahoma State’s Overall Scoring vs Michigan’s Overall Defense 85.5 8 65.5 38
Oklahoma State’s Away Scoring vs Michigan’s Home Defense 78.2 26 61.2 22
Oklahoma State’s Road Rebounds vs Michigan’s Home Rebounds Allowed 36.5 92 29.7 14
Michigan’s Overall Scoring vs Oklahoma State’s Overall Defense 74.8 135 78.0 303
Michigan’s Home Scoring vs Oklahoma State’s Road Defense 76.2 175 77.3 233
Michigan’s Home Rebounds vs Oklahoma State’s Road Rebounds Allowed 28.5 349 32.4 30

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