Michigan vs Texas Southern March Madness Pick and Prediction

The Tigers will look to keep the state of Texas undefeated as they take the court following a 5-0 performance to this point. That obviously includes a First Four win from Texas Southern over Mount St. Mary’s in what was a strong performance down the stretch from the SWAC champs. Michael Weathers (Oklahoma State), John Walker III (Texas AM), Jordan Gilliam (UC-Riverside), Galen Alexander (LSU, Georgetown) and Joirdon Karl Nicholas (Stephen F. Austin) all have significant experience elsewhere, so this isn’t your typical 16-seed. The Wolverines have been defeated in three of their past five contests and are still looking to replace Isaiah Livers, a versatile senior leader who was injured after 15 minutes of action in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal against Maryland, suffering a stress injury to his right foot. Eli Brooks injured an ankle late in the regular season too, and he’s Michigan’s primary defensive catalyst. A 25.5-point spread isn’t giving the Tigers any credit for having a lot of talented individuals on board. A No. 16 seed isn’t going to beat a No. 1 at Mackey Arena, where Michigan defeated Purdue by 17 points on Jan. 22, but TSU should cover.
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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)

Texas Southern61142.52727309-2 / 7-56-4 / 6-67-4 / 5-6+9.8 / -0.6-9 / +4
Michigan80-25.53-2441011-2 / 5-27-6 / 5-24-9 / 1-6+11.6 / +4.7-11 / -5

Last 5 Games

PF/PA

Pts. Diff.

Avg. PR

Avg. OPR

Avg. Line

SUR (H/A)

ATS (H/A)

O/U (H/A)

Texas Southern

76-65+11.82731-23-0 / 2-03-0 / 2-01-2 / 1-1

Michigan

65-64+129-81-2 / 1-11-2 / 1-10-3 / 0-2

Results

Date

Opponent

Line

Total

Score

Results

Date

Opponent

Line

Total

Score

Texas Southern

03-18-21Mount St Marys+1.5133.560-52

Michigan

03-13-21Ohio State-5142.567-68
03-13-21@ Prairie View A&M+3142.580-6103-07-21@ Michigan State-813864-70
03-12-21@ Jackson State-2.5136.584-8103-04-21Michigan State-11.5139.569-50
03-11-21Alcorn State-8.514578-5503-02-21Illinois-8.514553-76
03-06-21Southern-5.514580-7402-27-21@ Indiana-7137.573-57
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