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Notre Dame Favored Over Michigan in NCAA Tournament First Round

Let's take a look at some NCAA tournament first round action, with the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines taking on the No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY, is scheduled to tip off at 9:40 PM ET, and will be televised on CBS. Currently, Notre Dame is favored to win this game.

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The Wolverines are 23-12 SU and 17-16 ATS so far this season. Nineteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with thirteen going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 67-62 win over Tulsa, where they won against the spread as -2 point favorites. The total went UNDER the 142 ½ point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers for that matchup.

The Fighting Irish are 21-11 SU and 14-15-1 ATS overall this year. Fifteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other fifteen all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 78-47 loss to North Carolina, where they failed to cover the spread as 7 point underdogs. The total went UNDER the 158 ½ point line set by college basketball gambling pros in that game.

Michigan is 8-2-1 ATS in the NCAA tournament, and 4-1 ATS against non-conference teams. They are 3-1-1 ATS on Friday night, and 2-5 ATS against ACC teams. They are 2-6 ATS coming off of a SU win, and 2-6 ATS after a win against the spread.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games overall, and OVER in 5 of their last 6 games on Friday. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 coming off of a SU win, and UNDER in 4 of their last 6 after a win spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 9 games against ACC teams.

Notre Dame is 6-1-1 ATS after a loss spreadwise, and 5-1-1 ATS after a SU loss. They are 7-2 ATS against the Big Ten, and 3-10-1 ATS on Friday night. They are 2-8 ATS in the NCAA tournament, and 1-4 ATS against teams with a winning record.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 8 after a loss against the spread, and UNDER in 14 of their last 18 in the NCAA tourney. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games on Friday, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 games overall. The total has gone UNDER in 19 of their last 26 coming off of a SU loss, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 against non-conference opponents.

These teams last met in March 2006, when Michigan won 87-84 in overtime, as -3 point home favorites, resulting in a PUSH. The total went OVER the 147 ½ point line set by sports gambling websites.

For Friday night's matchup, gambling odds list Notre Dame as -2 ½ point favorites. The total is set at 144 points. On the moneyline, the Wolverines are listed at +125, with the Fighting Irish a -145.