NCAA Tournament: 3 reasons Noles will advance past Michigan to Elite 8

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NCAA Tournament

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No. 4 seed FSU basketball will take on No. 1 Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

The game is highly anticipated between two of the only three teams to make Sweet 16 appearances in the last three tournaments.

The oddsmakers moved the line to +2 over the past couple of days, although the larger percentage of the bets are on Michigan. The over/under points total remains at 143.5.

That information tells me most of the money has been bet on the Noles, and I’m more confident in what I’m writing in this piece.

This game could go a variety of ways, but I believe the Noles have more ways to win the game.

They hold the edge in several key areas and need to avoid beating themselves as they have in most of the games they have lost this year.

I’ve written about several of those areas this week. The pieces are depth advantage, three trends that haunt Michigan in their four losses, and three players that need to shine for the Noles.

However, there are three reasons I expect the Noles to advance past Michigan to the Elite 8.

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