2013 Bracket Picks: Michigan vs. Kansas Predictions 3/29/13

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We’ve got our dancing shoes on once again here at Cappers Info, and that means that it’s time for the NCAA Tournament picks to continue. Our next set of March Madness Bracket Predictions take us to the South Region, where the #4 Michigan Wolverines and the #1 Kansas Jayhawks meet in the Sweet 16.

South Region Picks: #4 Michigan Wolverines vs. #1 Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Friday, March 29th, 7:37 p.m. ET
South Region Location: Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX
Michigan vs. Kansas Live on TV: TBS

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Sweet 16 Betting Lines
#4 Michigan Wolverines +2
#1 Kansas Jayhawks -2
Over/Under 136

The Wolverines are going to be in a heck of a lot of trouble if they think that they are going to be scoring oodles of points against the Jayhawks. Kansas has allowed more than 70 points exactly once in their last 25 NCAA Tournament games, and this doesn’t figure to be another one of these games where this turns out to be the case. C Jeff Withey really has no equal in the paint that Michigan is going to throw his way, and we really don’t believe that F Mitch McGary is going to be coming up with another insane 20+ points and 10+ rebounds effort like he had in the Round of 32 in the tourney against the VCU Rams. That VCU team was undersized. This Kansas team isn’t. If there is going to be an issue for the Jayhawks, it’s going to be in the backcourt, where G Travis Releford is truly playing out of position at the point guard spot. G Ben McLemore can make up for it with his hotshot shooting abilities, but these two are going to have some troubles keeping up with G Trey Burke and G Tim Hardaway Jr. However, the defense for the Jayhawks really will be the difference in this game. Kansas hasn’t played its best offensive game yet, though it did come up with a great second half to put away North Carolina on Sunday. If that team that played the second half of that game is the one that shows up this Friday night, Michigan is going to be in a heck of a lot of trouble.

Michigan vs. Kansas Free Pick: Kansas Jayhawks -2
Michigan vs. Kansas Predictions: Kansas 68 – Michigan 61

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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