2018 March Madness Betting Preview: Michigan vs. Texas A&M

Posted by Derrick Harper on March 20, 2018 in

The second game of 8 in the NCAA Tournament features the Michigan Wolverines and the Texas A+M Aggies. This is the 7th seed out of the West Region against the 3rd seed. This game will be played in Los Angeles. The March Madness Betting favorite Michigan Wolverines come into the Sweet 16 with wins over Montana and Houston. The win over Houston was with a three-pointer at the buzzer.

The Texas A+M Aggies are out of the SEC – where there are two remaining teams. The Aggies are 22-12 on the season and have wins over Providence and North Carolina. The win over the Tar Heels was by 21 points. The Michigan Wolverines are -3 over the Texas A+M Aggies on Thursday.

2018 March Madness Betting Preview: Michigan vs. Texas A&M

Aggies Fresh off Blowout Win

The Texas A+M Aggies were one of the top teams in the country to start the season. A come from behind win over West Virginia woke many up around the country. Texas A+M started the season with 7 straight wins and 11 out of their first 12. The Aggies then started SEC play and started 0-5 and 2-7. The Aggies were in danger of missing the postseason.

Texas A+M then turned things around and won 7 out of their final 11 games. The Aggies lost in the conference tournament to Alabama, just days after beating them. The Aggies are one of the top rebounding teams in all of college basketball. Texas A+M picked up more than 41 per game. Offensively, the Aggies are scoring 75.3 points per game and allowing 15.4.

Wolverines Red Hot

Out of the Big Ten – the Michigan Wolverines are one of the hottest teams in the country. The Wolverines have won 30 games this season, including 11 straight. Michigan’s last loss came on the road at Northwestern. The Wolverines ran through the Big Ten tournament with wins over Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan State and Purdue.

Michigan comes in as the March Madness Betting favorites against Texas A&M.

The Wolverines are scoring 73.8 points per game and allowing 63.1 per game. Michigan’s top scorer this season has been Moritz Wagner with 14.2 points per game. Zavier Simpson is scoring 7.6 points and dishing out 3.6 assists per game. Michigan is seeking their 8th trip to the NCAA Final Four.

Aggies Take Down Wolverines

As should all 8 NCAA Tournament games this weekend, this should be an excellent game. Two upstart teams from power programs that have been battle tested. Neither team is going to back down in this game. Michigan has shown they can slow it down and win, and speed it up and win. John Beilein is doing another fantastic job at Michigan.

The Wolverines can really shoot the basketball. Texas A+M will have the challenge to defend. But, in the end, the ability to rebound is going to be the biggest factor. That goes to the Aggies. Texas A+M pulls off the March Madness Betting upset and moves on to face either Gonzaga or Florida State in the Elite 8 on Saturday.