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Michigan vs. Vanderbilt prediction, odds, time: 2023 NIT picks, best bets from proven computer model

Michigan vs. Vanderbilt prediction, odds, time: 2023 NIT picks, best bets from proven computer model

The No. 2 seed Vanderbilt Commodores will try to book their spot in the quarterfinals of the 2023 NIT when they host the No. 3 seed Michigan Wolverines on Saturday afternoon. Vanderbilt advanced to the second round with a 71-62 win against Yale on Tuesday, covering the spread as a 3.5-point favorite. Michigan kept its season alive with a 90-80 win over Toledo on Tuesday.ย 

Tipoff is set for noon ET. The Commodores are favored by 2 points in the latest Vanderbilt vs. Michigan odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 148. Before entering any Michigan vs. Vanderbilt picks, you’ll want to see what the model at SportsLine has to say.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the 2023 NIT 79-53 on all top-rated college basketball picks this season, returning nearly $1,300 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Vanderbilt vs. Michigan. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Michigan vs. Vanderbilt:

  • Michigan vs. Vanderbilt spread: Vanderbilt -2
  • Michigan vs. Vanderbilt over/under: 148 points
  • Michigan vs. Vanderbilt money line: Vanderbilt -130, Michigan +110
  • Michigan vs. Vanderbilt picks: See picks here

Why Vanderbilt can cover

Vanderbilt rattled off wins in eight of its final nine games during the regular season before adding wins over LSU and Kentucky in the SEC Tournament. The Commodores opened this event with a 71-62 win over Yale on Tuesday, as junior guard Tyrin Lawrence poured in a career-high 25 points on 7 of 12 shooting. Senior guard Ezra Manjon scored 18 points, knocking down 6 of 7 from the floor.ย 

Michigan played without starting guard Jett Howard, who is a projected first-round NBA pick, earlier this week due to an ankle injury. Howard averages 14.2 points and 2.0 assists per game, and he is questionable to play on Saturday afternoon. Vanderbilt has covered the spread in six of its last seven games, including five straight home games. The Commodores are 9-0 in their last nine Saturday games at Memorial Gym.ย 

Why Michigan can cover

Michigan bounced back from a disappointing finish to the regular season and conference tournament with a 90-80 win over Toledo on Tuesday night. The Wolverines were led by 23 points from Kobe Bufkin and 21 points from Joey Baker, while Hunter Dickinson had 19 points and…

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