Michigan’s lone national championship in 1989 was an accident. Namely, Steve Fisher was an interim coach who led the M Men to an improbable title. Fisher took over after his boss, Bill Frieder, was fired for accepting another job for the season to follow. Specifically, the ultimate Michigan Man, Bo Schembechler, fired Frieder before March Madness betting started. Bo screamed that “Only a Michigan Man will coach Michigan.” And the rest was history. Accordingly, current coach Juwan Howard is a Michigan Man. And a win over UCLA puts Michigan in their ninth Final Four.
UCLA Bruins vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Information
UCLA Bruins vs. Michigan Wolverines CashBet Wagering Analysis
A clear difference is immediately apparent between these two teams. Michigan is a football school that’s become a basketball power. UCLA is a former hoops dynasty longing for a return to glory. Still, UCLA has an online sportsbook name-brand cache. Michigan has plenty of respect from gamblers due to their own decade of destiny. Live betting figures to get plenty of betting action for this one. Bettors will want to get a feel for this matchup and momentum. Cause by the excellent current form of both teams.
UCLA Rocks a Wooden Leg
Of course, the late great UCLA coach John Wooden won ten national championships between 1964 through 1975. Since his retirement, the Bruins have only one national title. Yet, the legacy of Wooden remains all-consuming. The Wizard of Westwood looms large over all who follow.
Now, UCLA is 21-9 straight up, 16-14 against the spread, and 17-13 over the total. UCLA has paid in four straight 2021 March Madness betting games. Three of their last five cleared the total. Out of 350 teams, UCLA ranks 143rd for scoring offense and 108th for points allowed.
Last Sunday, UCLA won an 88-78 overtime thriller over Alabama as 7-point dogs. Over the total of 144.5 paid too. Jaime Jaquez Jr led the Bruins with 17 points and eight rebounds.
Michigan Men Look Maize and True Blue
Michigan has a bet on NCAA basketball record of 23-4 straight up, 19-8 against the spread, and 11-16 under the total. In sum, Michigan ranks 62nd for scoring offense and 54th for points allowed. UM has covered three of their last five. Also, three of those five games went over the total.
Last Sunday, UM scored a 76-58 win over Florida State as 1.5-point favorites. Under the total of 140.5 paid too. Hunter Dickinson led Michigan with 14 points and eight rebounds. While Franz Wagner added 13 points and ten rebounds.
UCLA Bruins vs. Michigan Wolverines Against the Spread
Michigan is 18-8 against the spread as a favorite. So too are the Wolverines are 6-2 against the spread in non-conference games. Michigan has covered three of their last five on a neutral court
Michigan is 11-15 under the total as a favorite. While the Wolverines are 6-2 over the total in non-conference games. Michigan is 3-2 over the number on a neutral court
UCLA has covered five of their last eight as a dog. Also, the Bruins are 8-2 on the board against non-conference opponents. UCLA has covered five of their previous seven on a neutral court
UCLA is 4-4 over and under as a dog. So too, are the Bruins 5-5 over and under in non-conference games. UCLA is 5-2 over the total on a neutral court
Michigan has covered three of their last four against UCLA. Additionally, Michigan and UCLA went over the total in their previous three meetings.
UCLA Bruins vs. Michigan Wolverines CashBet Free Pick
On this occasion, the Bruins are playing exceptional basketball. Most important of all, UCLA is getting plenty of points. Especially for a 2021 March Madness Betting matchup that should go down to the wire.
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