Michigan vs Florida St. (By: FairPlayBet)
Michigan Wolverines will face Florida State Seminoles in Elite Eight game.
I'll go with a favorite here, meaning my bet is on Michigan.
I mean look, Florida State made some pretty nice upsets so far, beating all higher ranked opponents, in fact some of highest ranked like Gonzaga in Sweet 16 or Xavier before that. But, I still rate this Florida State University as the weakest side that reached this Elite Eight stage.
Where is advantage for FSU? Well, probably on their bench. Namely if we take a deeper look on their previous round victory over Gonzaga (75:60), we would see great contribution from their bench, as in points as well in rebounds, after all in everything. But I don't think this is a sign of their great deepness but more sign that they are one balanced team. Team who don't have some too strong bench but in fact we could see it through fact that their starters are modest.
Furthermore, IMO much in their success was in not too good games of their opponents. Especially I refer on Gonzaga. This Gonzaga team IMO was pretty overrated. I mean they have had successful season but that was not a team from last year. Namely Gonzaga lost main senior players from season ago. For example one of the guys who become pro was also Nigel Williams Goss. I know him very well cause now he is playing in Serbia and he is great player. So, I am telling this from the reason to show you how much Gonzaga is not on the level from earlier. And that mean don't give too big credit for Florida State victory over them.
Now against Michigan IMO it's the end of the road for FSU.
Note Michigan is a program way above Florida State. If FSU wins this one, it would be their first Final 4 after 46 years. Then, 25 have passes since the last time they were in this Top 8.
On the other side Michigan was on Final 4 last time only several years ago and now seems they again have great generation of players.
I like also the fact how Michigan reacted after lucky last second win over Houston. Namely they demolished the last time Texas A&M with 99-72 after amazing shooting performance, even 14 successful 3-pts attempt. This team shooting amazing 62% FG so although Florida State is solid defensive side, this time IMO we have safe bet against FSU.
Furthermore, note after three wins on the tournament, Michigan is now in 12-0 series counting also period before that.
On the other side, Florida State lost even five of eight before tournament.
The bottom line, I am really confident in betting Michigan here.
Michigan vs Florida St. prediction
|Michigan -3.5||Nordicbet||1.87||10||58-54 WON (+8.7 units)|