Tennessee vs. Michigan NCAA Tournament Odds, Projections for March Madness 2022
Nic Antaya/Getty Images. Pictured: Ian Burns and Hunter Dickinson of the Michigan Wolverines
- No. 3 Tennessee meets No. 11 Michigan on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
- The Volunteers beat Longwood on Thursday, while the Wolverines pulled off a tough win against Colorado State.
- Continue reading for the betting odds and our projections for this matchup.
Tennessee vs. Michigan Odds
|Date/Time||Saturday, 5:15 p.m. ET|
|Spread and over/under via FanDuel. Find more March Madness odds here|
The madness marches on as we roll into the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, featuring No. 3 Tennessee against No. 11 Michigan. Find our expert's projected odds and more about how these teams match up ahead of the Round of 32 below.
Projected Tennessee vs. Michigan Odds
|Projected Tennessee Odds||-5.5|
|Projected Michigan Odds||+5.5|
|March Madness projections as of Selection Sunday. Find the latest NCAA Tournament projections here.|
Tennessee vs. Michigan Matchup Matrix
Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Tennessee and Michigan match up statistically. Data via KenPom as of Sunday, March 13:
Tennessee Offense vs. Michigan Defense
|Free Throw Rate||201||83|
Michigan Offense vs. Tennessee Defense
|Free Throw Rate||222||209|
Pace of Play
More About Tennessee
Stuckey: This isn’t your older brother’s Tennessee team — nor the team that you may have seen earlier this season. This team has guards that can score and thrive in catch and shoot situations.
Their weakness is actually inside at this point in this season. Of course, Rick Barnes still has an elite defense that ranks third nationally in adjusted efficiency, and his squad can still get after the offensive boards as well as any, but this is a guard-driven team led by the continued emergence of Zakai Ziegler. Their backcourt emergence makes them much more dangerous.
The Vols have Final Four potential.
More About Michigan
Avery Yang: Although Michigan has been inconsistent all season, the Wolverines snuck into the NCAA tournament despite some foibles. The Wolverines’ 17-14 overall record doesn’t scream quality, but the advanced metrics absolutely love this team, especially relative to how it has actually performed.
Michigan is ranked the No. 33 team in college basketball, according to KenPom, to go along with the No. 20 offense in the country. That’s even with a first-round exit in the Big Ten Tournament to an average Indiana team.
Does the Wolverines’ record reflect the toughness of their conference more than it does their own deficiencies? Or is Michigan an undeserving bubble team? Those questions are sure to be answered soon.