Michigan vs LSU Prediction, Pick and Odds (2021 March Madness)

Michigan Wolverines -5 / 148 vs LSU Tigers

Pred. Score

Line

PR

GS Line

Avg. PR

Avg. OPR

SUR (H/A)

ATS (H/A)

O/U (H/A)

Pts. Diff. (H/A)

Avg. Line (H/A)

LSU7414812131414-1 / 5-59-7 / 5-58-8 / 7-3+14.8 / +1.1-11 / +1
Michigan71-53 (2)-1141111-2 / 5-27-6 / 5-25-8 / 1-6+12.3 / +4.7-12 / -5
Let’s just say that Dave Revsine doesn’t have a whole lot to say on the Big Ten Network at the moment. That’s because the conference has performed about as smoothly as the Apollo 13 command module with six of its nation’s-high nine qualifiers for the Dance already unable to make it out of the first weekend, and the loop in danger of missing the Sweet 16 entirely with its three remaining reps all facing stiff challenges on Monday. That includes league regular-season champ Michigan, which has been alternating wins and losses in six March games and again minus the services of key glue guy G Isaiah Livers (foot) for this second-round battle vs. LSU. Juwan Howard could probably use Livers on Monday, too, if for no other reason than to have an extra defender to throw at the Tigers’ star frosh G Cam Thomas, who looks to be threatening to turn the Dance into his own personal plaything after burning sticky St Bonaventure for 27 points in the opening round. That 76-61 romp-a-roo past the dangerous Bonnies was the latest in a late-season LSU updraft that’s now seen Will Wade’s Tigers cover six in a row, and the only SU loss coming by a mere point in the SEC finale vs. East 2nd-seed Alabama after dealing Sweet 16-bound Arkansas its only loss in the last 12 games. Thomas isn’t LSU’s only weapon, either, as 6-9 Trendon Watford just burned the Tide for 30 in the recent SEC title games while jr. G Javonte Smart scores at a 16 ppg clip. Mostly, over the past few weeks, what evidence is there that the Wolverines should even be favored…especially considering the Big Ten’s near system-wide failure thus far in the Dance?
March Madness Pick: Play LSU (check updated March Madness Odds)

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Last 5 Games

PF/PA

Pts. Diff.

Avg. PR

Avg. OPR

Avg. Line

SUR (H/A)

ATS (H/A)

O/U (H/A)

LSU

80-71+9.21313-23-0 / 2-03-0 / 2-01-2 / 1-1

Michigan

67-66+1212-122-2 / 0-11-3 / 0-11-3 / 0-1

Results

Date

Opponent

Line

Total

Score

Results

Date

Opponent

Line

Total

Score

LSU

03-20-21St. Bonaventure-2144.576-61

Michigan

03-20-21Texas Southern-24.5141.582-66
03-13-21@ Arkansas+3.516378-7103-13-21Ohio State-5142.567-68
03-12-21Mississippi-1144.576-7303-07-21@ Michigan State-813864-70
03-06-21@ Missouri+3.515686-8003-04-21Michigan State-11.5139.569-50
03-02-21Vanderbilt-14.515683-6803-02-21Illinois-8.514553-76