Michigan vs. Louisville Picks & March Madness Predictions 4/8/13

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The #4 Michigan Wolverines and the #1 Louisville Cardinals are set to do battle in the National Championship Game. Join us for this and all of our 2013 NCAA Tournament picks here at Cappers Info, as our college basketball handicappers’ picks are hot off of the presses and ready for you to enjoy.

Midwest Region Picks: #4 Michigan Wolverines vs. #1 Louisville Cardinals
Date: Monday, April 8th, 9:23 p.m. ET
Midwest Region Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Michigan vs. Louisville Live on TV: CBS

National Championship Game Betting Lines
#4 Michigan Wolverines +3.5
#1 Louisville Cardinals -3.5
Over/Under 138

5Dimes NCAA TournamentThe Cardinals and the Wolverines have made it all the way to the NCAA Tournament Final, and they are going to be going at it for the full 40 minutes on Monday night for the right to be called champions. Louisville has, without a shadow of a doubt, been the most popular team to bet on the March Madness betting lines this year, and for good reason. The team has won 15 games in a row going into the National Championship Game, and the mass majority of those wins have come by double digits. The last time that the Cards didn’t win a game by at least four though, was back with that five-overtime game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, a game that was lost in South Bend. G Russ Smith clearly has the inside track to being the NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player, and he could be well on his way to stardom at the next level as well.

For as great as the Cardinals are – and we do think that they have had the most talented team in America all season long – Michigan is just a touched team right now. The team might have problems putting games away, and it might not have hit its foul shots down the stretch against the Syracuse Orange, but there is no doubting the fact that this was a tremendously underseeded No. 4 seed. G Trey Burke is destined to have a significantly better game than he had in the Final Four against the Orange, and he probably is going to be playing with a massive chip on his shoulder because of it. The Wolverines have played the schedule all season long to get ready for a game like this one. All of those games against Michigan State and Ohio State and Wisconsin and Illinois and Minnesota and Indiana… Now is when they will all pay dividends. It hasn’t been a mistake all season long that the Wolverines were once the No. 1 team in America, and they are going to prove it by shocking the world and capturing the National Championship for the first time since 1989 on Monday night.

Michigan vs. Louisville Free Pick: Michigan Wolverines +3.5
Michigan vs. Louisville Predictions: Michigan 68 – Louisville 65

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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