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Notre Dame vs. Michigan - 3/18/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Fighting Irish

College Basketball: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Notre Dame -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS

The Michigan Wolverines and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Friday in the NCAA tournament at the Barclays Center.

The Michigan Wolverines hope for another win after beating Tulsa on Wednesday. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 74.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Zak Irvin is averaging 11.7 points and 3.1 assists while Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 11.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. Duncan Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Mark Donnal is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wolverines are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines are 6-2 on neutral courts this season.

Notre Dame vs. Michigan - 3/18/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are in their sixth NCAA tournament in the last seven years. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 75.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 15.5 points and 4.8 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14.4 points and 10.8 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.1 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing seven rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Irish are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-4 on neutral courts this season.

The Wolverines are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 NCAA Tournament games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Fighting Irish are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. 

Michigan is playing its best ball of the season right now but the struggles from the outside will end the run against a Notre Dame team that can pile on the points. The Irish should have little trouble winning this game against a Wolverines team that usually has a hard time topping 70 points. 

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