Houston vs. Michigan Latest Odds and Picks – March 17, 2018

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Houston Cougarsvs. Michigan Wolverines - March Madness Betting odds and Picks

This betting NCAA basketball weekend, March Madness betting players have plenty of tough matchups to wager on. One such matchup is the Houston vs. Michigan basketball pairing. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout the weekend’s sports parlay odds are predicting for this Second Round matchup.

Houston vs. Michigan Basketball – West Region – Second Round

When: Saturday, March 17th || 8:40 pm ET

Where: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas


Stream: Watch TBS

Betting NCAA Basketball Odds:

Cougars +3 (-110) 134 (-110) +135
Wolverines -3 (-110) 134 (-110) -155
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Houston Cougars

In his 4th season with the Cougars, Kelvin Sampson was able to lead the program to a 27-7 record. In the ACC Tournament, Sampson took Houston all the way to the Championship Game, where they conceded a 55-56 loss to Cincinnati. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Cougars aren’t able to get it done in the crunch. Therefore, bettors should side against Houston this weekend. After all, it’s what this Saturday’s sportsbook betting odds are doing.

Players to Watch: Moritz Wagner (14.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 0.8 apg), Charles Matthews (12.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.6 apg), and Duncan Robinson (9.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Michigan Wolverines  

Fresh off a massive 61-47 win over the Montana Grizzlies, Michigan is ready to get the job done once again. John Beilein, in his 11th season with the Wolverines, lead Michigan to an outstanding 29-7 record this season. Additionally, the grizzled veteran was able to lead Michigan to a Big Ten Tournament championship. Unlike his opponent, it’s clear Beilein knows how to get his players to perform in the closing seconds of the game. Ultimately, betting NCAA basketball players should stick with Michigan this weekend.

Players to Watch: Rob Gray (19.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.4 apg), Corey Davis Jr. (13.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Devin Davis (10.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, and 1.3 apg).

Houston vs. Michigan Basketball Betting Predictions


  • Houston is 8-2 SU in their last 10 Games
  • Houston is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Games
  • Cougars are 5-5 vs. the TOTALS line in their last 10 Games
  • Michigan is 10-0 SU in their last 10 Games
  • Michigan is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Games
  • Wolverines are 7-2-1 vs. the TOTALS line in their last 10 Games
Houston vs. Michigan Basketball Picks

So, which way should bettors wage in this Saturday’s Houston vs. Michigan basketball matchup? All in all, these two programs match up pretty well against one another. However, of the two, there’s no question that Michigan comes in with more tournament experience. After all, the Wolverines have qualified for the NCAA Tournament 7 out of the last 8 years. On top of that, Michigan comes in with the better defensive unit. Naturally, bettors should side with the more experienced and better-suited team. Luckily, sportsbooks aren’t favoring Michigan all that heavily. Therefore, taking Michigan straight up is a great option this Saturday. Sign up now to make this mouth-watering prediction on the Wolverines.

Score Prediction: 77-75 Michigan. The Wolverines get it done in the final seconds of the game to advance to the Sweet Sixteen round. Michigan fails to cover the spread and the TOTAL will be OVER this Saturday.