Michigan vs. Tennessee Prediction and Odds for Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Tennessee beat Longwood in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
Tennessee beat Longwood in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

The Michigan Wolverines got the Round of 64 started on Thursday afternoon with a 75-63 win over Colorado State. Now, they'll advance to the Round of 32 for a game against the Tennessee Volunteers in an 11 vs. 3 matchup.

Tennessee had one of the stress-free victories on Thursday, beating No. 14 Longwood by a final score of 88-56. The Volunteers are riding a hot streak into the Round of 32. They've won eight-straight games, which included winning the SEC Tournament.

Who's going to advance to the Sweet 16? Let's take a look at the odds, via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Michigan vs. Tennessee Odds, Spread, and Total


  • Michigan +6 (-110)
  • Tennessee -6 (-110)


  • Michigan +205
  • Tennessee -255


  • 136.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Michigan vs. Tennessee Analysis


  • Overall Record: 17-14
  • ATS Record:13-18
  • Over/Under Record: 18-13
  • SoS: 3rd
  • Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 114.2
  • Defensive Efficiency: 98.5
  • eFG%: 52.3%
  • FT%: 74.6%
  • 3PT%: 34.0%
  • Last Year’s Tournament Result: Elite 8 (Lost to UCLA)
  • Odds to win National Championship: +10000


  • Regular Season Record: 24-7
  • ATS Record:18-13
  • Over/Under Record: 13-17-1
  • SoS: 1st
  • Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 111.5
  • Defensive Efficiency: 87.2
  • eFG%: 50.3%
  • FT%: 71.5%
  • 3PT%: 35.5%
  • Last Year’s Tournament Result: First Round (Lost to Oregon State)
  • Odds to win National Championship: +1500

Michigan vs. Tennessee Prediction and Pick

Michigan's biggest weakness, is Tennessee's biggest strength which could prove to be the difference make in this Round of 32 matchup. Tennessee ranks seventh in the country in defensive efficiency, and now they face a Michigan team that has struggled defensively all season, ranking 225th in the aforementioned stat.

They can also do what Colorado State wasn't able to do, which is stop Michigan's interior offense. The Volunteers rank 30th in opponent two-point field goal percentage. For comparison, Colorado State ranked 229th in this stat, allowing the Wolverines to pound the rock down low and dominate them in the second half.

I think Tennessee wins big, and starts to become a serious national championship contender in the eyes of fans.

Pick: Tennessee -6

Check out Iain's detailed 2022 college basketball betting record here.

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