The #5 VCU Rams and the #4 Michigan Wolverines are set to do battle in the Third Round. 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.
South Region Picks: #5 VCU Rams vs. #4 Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 12:15 ET
South Region Location: Palace at Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
VCU vs. Michigan Live on TV: CBS
Third Round Betting Lines
#5 VCU Rams +3.5
#4 Michigan Wolverines -3.5
As far as we are concerned, this is the toughest possible game to handicap on the March Madness betting lines. VCU really did look like one of the best teams in the country when it blew past the Akron Zips on Thursday night in the biggest beat down that a No. 5 ever slapped on a No. 12 seed in tourney history. We know that the team can hit its shots, and we know if it does, it can really make life a living hell on even the best guards in the country. Michigan has great guard play, but it is a young team that could fold under the pressure, the likes of which it really hasn’t seen this year. The teams that really pressured the Wolverines, particular in trap situations or the full court press had a lot of success for the most part during the Big Ten campaign. However, we do like what we saw out of the Wolverines on Thursday. They got a great game from F Glenn Robinson III, and they had no troubles setting aside the South Dakota State Spartans in spite of the fact that they didn’t get a great game at all out of G Trey Burke, arguably the best player in the country. On top of that, it became clear to us that the more points that the Rams slapped on a terrible team, they more that they were going to ultimately be overrated in this one. Though we wouldn’t be surprised at anything that happens on Saturday, we do think that the Wolverines are going to find some way to get the job done and advance into the Sweet 16.
VCU vs. Michigan Free Pick: Michigan Wolverines -3.5
VCU vs. Michigan Predictions: Michigan 68 – VCU 63