Michigan vs Texas Southern: Men’s College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks – March 20, 2021

Posted on March 19, 2021 - Last Updated on April 19, 2021

The Texas Southern Tigers (16-8) will try to extend a 10-game win streak when they visit the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (20-4) on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Mackey Arena as big, 26.5-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 3:00 PM ET on CBS. The point total for the matchup is set at 142.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 19, 2021, 12:10 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Michigan -26.5 -108 -112 142 -113 -107

Keys to the Game for Michigan

  • The Wolverines have a winning record against the spread this season, going 17-6 ATS.
  • The Wolverines record against the spread as at least a 26.5-point favorite is under .500 at 0-1.
  • The Wolverines have not hit the over the majority of the time, in nine of 23 games (39.1%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Michigan Leaders

  • Hunter Dickinson leads the Wolverines in scoring and rebounding, tallying 14.2 points and 7.6 boards per game.
  • Mike Smith leads the Wolverines in assists, averaging 5.4 per game while also scoring 9.1 points per contest.
  • Isaiah Livers provides the bulk of the Wolverines’ three-point shooting production. He knocks down 2.2 threes per game to lead the team.
  • Franz Wagner and Dickinson lead Michigan on the defensive end, with Wagner leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Dickinson in blocks averaging 1.4 per contest.

Keys to the Game for Texas Southern

  • Texas Southern has covered the spread in more than half of its outings, going 11-10-2 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 26.5-point underdogs, the Tigers have a record ATS of 1-0.
  • Texas Southern and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 11 of 23 (47.8%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Texas Southern Leaders

  • Michael Weathers’ excellent showing this season give him the top spot on the Tigers scoring and assists leaderboards with 16.5 points per game and 3.5 assists per game.
  • The Tigers leading rebounder is Joirdon Karl Nicholas with 7.0 per game. He also scores 11.3 points per game.
  • John Jones averages 1.0 made three per game to pace the Tigers.
  • Nobody on Texas Southern grabs more steals than Weathers (2.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Nicholas (1.2 per game).

Last 5 Games

Michigan

Texas Southern
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
3/13/2021 Ohio State Loss 68-67 3/18/2021 Mount St. Mary’s Win 60-52
3/12/2021 Maryland Win 79-66 3/13/2021 Prairie View A&M Win 80-61
3/7/2021 Michigan State Loss 70-64 3/12/2021 Jackson State Win 84-81
3/4/2021 Michigan State Win 69-50 3/11/2021 Alcorn State Win 78-55
3/2/2021 Illinois Loss 76-53 3/6/2021 Southern Win 80-74

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
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