Michigan vs Loyola Chicago
NCAA tournament, Final 4, the first semifinals
This tournament is going to be played in San Antonio. The first game is between Michigan Wolverines and Loyola Chicago Ramblers.
Michigan Wolverines without doubt are a better team of these two but in games like these, underdogs very often wins, even more often they covers the handicap.
This season was no exception and in this late stage (quarter finals and eight finals) we saw six victories for underdogs in twelve games and also in nine covered handicap.
No. 11 Loyola was especially good in underdog role and on the path to this finals they were winning against higher seeded teams one after another. Overall, this team is 21-1 in last 22 games.
Michigan was more convincing but they also have had some easier matcups. They are 13-0 in last 13.
I like the fact that Loyola is top side when it comes to 3-pts %. This is important if they would be in bigger deficit and have not much time to get back in the game late.
Michigan IMO will win but in very tied game. My pick is Loyola +5.5.
Michigan vs Loyola Chicago prediction
|Loyola Chicago +5.5||188bet||1.92||8||69-57 LOST (-8 units)|