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Michigan opens as 7.5 point favorites over UCLA

by Mike Spector | Michigan Correspondent |
Mon, Mar 29th 12:43pm EDT

The No. 1 seed Michigan Wolverines opened as 7.5 point favorites over the No. 11 seed UCLA Bruins, per BettingPros consensus odds.

Betting Impact:

Over the last four years, No. 1 seeds have not been as successful in the Elite Eight as one would think. They are 6-6 SU, and one of those losses came to a double-digit seed (Syracuse beat Virginia). Thus, UCLA is attempting to become the second double-digit seed in the last six years to knock off a No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight, and also aim to become the second team ever to make a Final Four after playing in the First Four. Double-digit seeds are 11-5-1 ATS in the Elite Eight, and a surprising 4-3 SU in the last seven occurrences.

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