5* Michigan/Kansas NCAAB Blue Chip Top Play
Michigan vs. Kansas,
03/29/2013 19:37 EDT,
Score: 87 - 85
Point Spread: -1½/-109 Kansas
5* Michigan/Kansas NCAAB Blue Chip Top Play: Kansas -1.5
The public is all over the Wolverines in this one, which isn't surprising considering they dominated their first two games in the tournament while the Jayhawks struggled just to get a victory. Kansas is one of the best defensive teams in the country and I fully expect Bill Self to draw up a game plan that will limit Burke and Hardaway Jr. The two easy tournament games for the Wolverines has everyone overlooking the fact that this team really struggled in big games down the stretch in Big Ten play. In my opinion this is very similar to the Syracuse/Indiana game last night, when the Orange defense completely shutdown the high-powered attack of the Hoosiers.
Jumping on the Jayhawks in a game where it's pretty much a pick'em has been a good move, as Kansas is a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games when they are listed anywhere from a 3-point underdog to a 3-point favorite. Kansas is also 9-2 ATS versus good teams - outscoring their opponents by 4+ points/game after 15+ games this season. Michigan on the other hand is just 2-10 ATS (versus good defensive teams - allowing