UCLA (+6.5, +246) is playing Michigan (-6.5, -291) at 9:57 PM EDT today. The over / under is set at 135.5.
The winner of this matchup will head to the NCAA Final Four next weekend. The biggest underdog remaining, UCLA has a tough hill to climb, as Michigan throttled their previous opponent, Florida State, by a score of 76-58.
Ironically enough, these teams have met in the tournament on 4 separate occasions, with the UCLA Bruins going 3-1 in those matchups. However, Michigan is considered the heavy favorite this time around, even though they will be playing without their superstar Isaiah Livers. Second-year coach Juwan Howard has garnered the respect of the Michigan fanbase, and his wits will be tested tonight.
We like the pick from top Shark Book user DREFO, taking Michigan -6.5. UCLA was resilient in their last game but will no doubt have difficulty finding the same luck against a Michigan squad who has gone 19-8 against the spread this season. On a historical note, coach Juwan Howard played in a barn burner against UCLA when he was a member of Michigan in 1993, with the Wolverines coming out on top 86-84.