Michigan vs Florida State tests, options, predictions for the March 16 Sweet Madness game
It’s the only chalk match played in Sweet 16.
Michigan No. 1 will face Florida State No. 4 in the East Region semifinals on Sunday in the third-highest ranking. The break is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The game will be televised on CBS.
Michigan (22-4) is the only Big Ten team to remain on the field. The Wolverines have adapted without Isaiah Livers, who suffered a stress-related break at the end of the season in the Big Ten championship on the right foot. Second-year coach Juwan Howard will try to lead Michigan to the 2013 Elite Eight fourth appearance.
Florida State (18-6) is one of the remaining teams in the championship. The Seminoles are in Sweet 16 for the fourth time under Leonard Hamilton, and will try to avenge Elite Eight’s 2018 loss to Michigan.
Here’s everything you need to know about betting on the 2021 NCAA Championship in Michigan and Florida State, including updated odds, trends and a prediction for the Sweet 16 game.
Michigan vs Florida State odds
- Scatter: Michigan –2.5
- Over under: 143.5
- Money: Michigan –146, Florida State +124
Three betting trends to watch out for
– Michigan is 18-8 ATS, which is the second-best record among the teams behind Oregon State in the tournament. Beavers are 21-9-1 ATS.
– Wolverines are 6-1 ATS when they score five points or less. The only loss was against Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament on March 13 – the first game since the injury ended in the Livers season.
– Florida State is a 12-10-2 ATS, and this is a third game as an underdog. The Seminoles are 1-1 in that situation this season. Hamilton is 1-3 S / U in Sweet 16 for his career.
Major players in Michigan
First Hunter Dickinson Michigan is the leader with 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. The 7-1 center was the All-American of the second SN team. Franz Wagner averaged 12.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Both of these should be without problems against seminolars. Eli Brooks has been a hot shooter in the tournament. Mike Smith points to control the offense. Brandon Johns Jr. and Chaundee Brown have filled the gap left by Livers.
Major players in the State of Florida
The five Florida State holders are at least 6 feet-5 tall. MJ Walker is the top scorer with 12.3 points, but guards Anthony Polite (10.2 pages) and Scottie Barnes (10.4) can also score. Raiquan Gray, a 6-8 striker, could be a problem for the Wolverines. The State of Florida also has 7-1 centers in the second year of Balsa Koprivica, averaging 9.2 ppg. and 5.7 rpg.
Best Individual Match: Dickinson Vs. Koprivica
Dickinson was a double team in most of the first two rounds, but Florida State can match 1 and 1 with another 7 feet. Koprivica had some bad problems in the first weekend and so it is a match that will be led early by both parties. Dickinson had nine turnovers in the first two rounds and suffers an offensive foul. Look for both parties to test this rivalry in the first half. Both teams can’t be without their big men for long stretches, especially in the second half.
Michigan Vs. Find out Florida State status
Michigan beat Florida State 58-54 in an ugly Elite Eight game in 2018. That’s not a game both sides want to play. Michigan is 4-4 when they score 70 points or less, and Florida State is 3-3 in the same situation. If this game is played at that pace, it becomes a draw like this last match of the tournament.
Meet … Anthony Polite
Wagner will receive many titles for Michigan, but Polite is another player who plays in the European game, which could make a difference in the game. Polite grew up in Switzerland while her father Michael (who played in Florida State from 1988-91) played professional ball. Anthony scored four three-pointers in the second round game against Colorado. Behind the bow is a 44 percent shooter.
Michigan Vs. Florida State Forecast
Who is the top leader? Walker made just nine shots and scored 11 points in the first two games of Florida State. Brooks, who suffered an ankle injury before the Big Ten tournament, scored a 3-point lead from 8 to 15 in the first two games. Brooks and Smith face a long-term challenge against Florida State. The Seminoles are leading at halftime, but Michigan is a little more effective in a sustained attack in the second half. Dickinson takes advantage early on, and Wolverines have the strength for another Elite Eight appearance.
Final result: Michigan 75, Florida State 71