20* VCU/Michigan Saturday Early ANNIHILATOR on Michigan -3
Virginia Commonwealth vs. Michigan,
03/23/2013 12:15 EDT,
Score: 53 - 78
Point Spread: -3/-103 Michigan
The Michigan Wolverines should be a much bigger favorite in the Round of 32 against VCU. This line is simply an overreaction from VCU's blowout victory over Akron in the opening round.
I took Michigan in the Round of 64 in a blowout victory over South Dakota State. This team is still undervalued because it entered the NCAA Tournament undervalued due to a tough finish that included a loss to Penn State, a heartbreaking 71-72 loss to Indiana to cost itself a Big Ten title, and a loss to Wisconsin in the conference tournament.
Remember, this was the No. 1 team in the country at one point after a 20-1 start that included wins over fellow NCAA Tournament contenders Pittsburgh, Kansas State, NC State, Minnesota and Illinois. Michigan will have home-court advantage in this game as well as this contest will be played in Auburn Hills, MI.
VCU loves to press which can get teams WITHOUT GOOD GUARDS out of their rhythm offensively. Well, Michigan has some of the best guards in the country in Trey Burke and company, and it will eat VCU's press alive. This is simply a terrible match-up for the Rams because of it.
The Rams are 0-6 ATS versus excellent ball handling teams - committing