Michigan vs Villanova odds: NCAA Basketball National Championship 2018 start time, tv channel schedule, preview.The Michigan Wolverines will play the Villanova Wildcats in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game on Monday, start time at 9:20 PM ET, at Alamodome, San Antonio, TX. Michigan vs Villanova live stream is on TBS stream. Villanova vs Michigan tv channel schedule is on TBS.
The Michigan Wolverines (33-7) are coming from a 69-57 win over Loyola-Chicago in the Final Four in which Moritz Wagner scored 24 points in 10 of 16 shooting from the field and 1 of 2 from the free throw line.
On the season, Michigan basketball averages 73.9 points, 33.5 rebounds and 14.5 assists per game. Defensively, Michigan basketball yields 62.9 points per game against the opposing teams.
Four players are averaging at least 9.5 points per game for Michigan, they are Wagner (14.6), Charles Matthews (13.1), Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12.6) and Duncan Robinson (9.5). Wagner leads in rebounds with 7.1 while Zavier Simpson tops in assists with 3.7 per game.
Michigan’s success so far can be credited to the suffocating defense in which it allowed an average of 58.6 points per game in the NCAA Tournament. Thus, the Wolverines victory in the National Championship game relies heavily on whether they can contain their opponents or not.
The Villanova Wildcats (35-4) are coming from a 95-79 win over Kansas in which Eric Paschall scored 24 points in 10 of 11 shooting from the field, 4 of 5 of which were from outside the arc. Villanova was 18 of 40 from the three-pointer, a 45.0 percent shooting.
On the season, Villanova basketball averages 86.8 points, 35.9 rebounds and 16.6 assists per game. Defensively, Villanova yields 70.4 points per game against the opposing teams.
Six players are averaging at least 10.3 points per game for Villanova, they are Jalen Brunson (19.2), Mikal Bridges (17.6), Donte DiVincenzo (13.0), Omari Spellman (10.9), Paschall (10.7) and Phil Booth. Spellman leads in rebounds with 7.9 while Brunson tops in assists with 4.7 per game.
The Wildcats have the most explosive offense in the NCAA Tournament as they average 84.8 points per game. Also, they clobbered all their opponents in double-figures.
Michigan vs Villanova game schedule info:
Date: April 2, 2018
Start Time: 9:20 PM ET
TV Channel schedule: TBS
Live Stream: TBS stream
Odds and Point Spread: -6.5 Villanova
Prediction: Michigan will win against the spread