The Florida State Seminoles enter the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed team. On Sunday, the team makes its second straight appearance in the Sweet 16, taking on the No. 1 seed Michigan Wolverines.
The Seminoles are coming off a win against No. 5 seed Colorado Buffaloes after a 71-53 blowout, while the Wolverines finished a thriller against No. 8 seed LSU Tigers. This Florida State vs. Michigan game pits two top 5 seeds together and promises end-to-end action up to the last second.
This is a battle between college basketball’s top dogs and the NitroBetting news team guarantees that you don’t miss out on the betting action. With that, we have compiled important game information, odds, key points for each team, betting trends, and expert betting predictions.
Florida State vs. Michigan Game Information
- When: Sunday, March 28, 2021, 5:00 PM ET
- Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: CBS
- Radio: CBS Sports Radio
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- March Madness Betting Odds: Syracuse +6.0 / O/U: 140.0
Why Bet on the Florida State Seminoles?
The Seminoles are all about business this season. Consistency has been the heart and soul of the team throughout the tournament, and they delivered every single game.
They defend outside shots very well, utilize fundamental basketball, and shoot well from the free throw line. What makes their tactics effective is the fact that they employ methodical basketball and have perfected it to the tee, so expect to see that in this upcoming game.
One of the team’s core players, Anthony Polite, just scored a career-high 22 points on 8 of 112 shooting from the fieldin the second round. He was 4 of 7 beyond the arc and took on the offensive workload while M.J. Walker and Raquian Gray had an off night. With offense comes defense, and the Seminoles did not disappoint, holding back Buffalo to only 35.7 percent from the field and 24 percent from the 3-point line.
Why Bet on the Michigan Wolverines?
The Wolverines overcame a scare in their second round game against the LSU Tigers, taking the 86-78 win to secure a spot in the Sweet 19 since last appearing in 2019.
Leading the charge for Michigan are four players who recently scored double figures, which features Eli Brooks, Chaundee Brown, Franz Wagner, and Hunter Dickinson. Brooks and Brown recorded 21 points each on Monday, while Wagner added 15 points and 7 rebounds. Dickinson was strong on the boards with 11 rebounds and added another 12 points to seal the win for Michigan.
Michigan is a team that can be difficult to match once they hit top gear. This is evident throughout the regular season where we saw all of the team’s components working together to build momentum towards the NCAA Tournament.
Florida State vs. Michigan Betting Trends
- Florida State is 7-3 in its last 10 games.
- Florida State is 4-6 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone over in 6 of Florida State’s last 10 games.
- Michigan is 7-3 in its last 10 games.
- Michigan is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under in 6 of Michigan’s last 10 games.
Florida State vs. Michigan Expert Betting Prediction
Both teams featured in this NCAAB: Florida State vs. Michigan game demonstrate efficiency, but we can anticipate the latter to make use of inside and outside movements without heavily relying on a single player. They can beat on Florida’s turnover problem and use that to their advantage, converting buckets along the way.
Meanwhile, Florida can cause defensive interior problems and blocking shots. If Michigan can endure this and get out of the second half unscathed, we predict a tight scoreline between the two.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.