Michigan Wolverines Odds

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With a strong history and recent strong NCAA Tournament performances, Michigan Basketball has little trouble attracting talent. Coach Juwan Howard has done a good job attracting recruits to Ann Arbor, and that results in an entertaining product on the floor year-in and year-out.

Here’s everything you need to know to bet on U of M basketball at Michigan online sportsbooks including the best odds for the next Wolverines game.

Tonight’s Michigan basketball odds

See below for the best odds on the next Wolverines basketball game. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your free bets or bonuses and lock in your bet.

U-M National Title, Big Ten odds

Here are the best current odds you can find at MI online sportsbooks for Michigan to win a national title, make the Final Four or win the Big Ten Conference. Click on the odds to start making your bet.

Best Michigan Wolverines betting apps

The legal sports betting environment in Michigan continues to evolve, and bettors have several choices to consider, as a result. Here’s where we recommend taking your action for Michigan basketball season.

DraftKings Sportsbook app for Michigan

DraftKings Sportsbook

A giant in the world of daily fantasy sports, the DraftKings Michigan app has hit all the right notes with sports betting, too. An innovative platform and everything you need for betting on Wolverines basketball is waiting for DraftKings users in Michigan. The immediate pros:

  • Betting on the Wolverines from the regular season through March Madness.
  • A stellar interface that’s a big hit with users.
  • Unique live betting and team-based prop opportunities.

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FanDuel Sportsbook

One of the driving forces behind bringing DFS to the masses, the FanDuel app has crushed it with its expansion into legal sports betting. Wolverines fans will find lots to love and every bet type they can imagine.

  • Futures markets for Michigan and Big Ten basketball.
  • Exceptional customer service that’s among the best in the sports gambling industry.
  • A simple-to-use platform that gets you up and running in no time.

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BetMGM Sportsbook

When you take one of the most iconic names in gaming and place it on a sports betting platform, it had better be good. That has certainly been the case with the BetMGM Michigan app, which is an awesome way to get in the game with Michigan Basketball.

  • Competitive odds and lines for all Wolverines games.
  • Legal sports betting with a highly-respected brand.
  • Innovative features offered online sportsbook and sportsbook app.

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Michigan Wolverines props & futures odds

When it’s hoops time for the Wolverines, you won’t be lacking for betting options. Although betting on college basketball games themselves is a natural starting point, you can also explore other prop bet opportunities within the game and on future prospects. Here are two potentially profitable bet types to consider:

detroit pistonsProp bets

A prop is an additional wagering opportunity on the individual games. They’re based on things that may happen during play or by the end of the game. Here are some prop bet examples.

  • Will overtime be needed – Yes or No?
  • Which side will have more rebounds – Michigan or Indiana?
  • Total turnovers by both sides – Over/Under 20.5?

Note: Prop bets on individual player performances in college sports is not legal. Team-based prop bets, however, are allowed.

Futures betting

A futures bet revolves around an event that will happen at a later date. There’s lots of activity on the most popular futures markets, and they can make for a great gauge on how the season may play out. Here are a few examples.

  • Player to win Naismith Award
  • Team to make Final Four
  • National championship winner

Props are offered for all of the individual NCAAB games and can be found on the game listings under the “more wagers” tab. There’s typically a dedicated link for futures underneath the general college basketball section at sportsbooks.

If you’re looking specifically for March Madness betting lines, there will likely be a dedicated tab in your sportsbook menu. March Madness bracket contests are also a different entity within most sportsbooks.

University of Michigan basketball rivalry games

The Big Ten is an incredibly competitive conference each year, so there are plenty of rivalries with plenty of history. From a Michigan perspective, some of the games on the docket are just more personal than others.

  • Michigan State: Two of the finer programs in modern college basketball make their homes in Michigan. When the Wolverines and Spartans square off, the stakes are high and interest is through the roof. The programs split a pair of games last season and are slated to meet twice more in the coming campaign. Michigan State holds a 69-64 edge in the series.
  • Ohio State: The football rivalry between these two programs is lights-out, and that venom carries over onto the basketball court as well. The teams split their two games in 2021, with the Buckeyes sweeping both games in 2020. We’ll see what happens this time around for their scheduled matchups. Ohio State holds a 100-73 advantage over Michigan in all-time meetings.
  • Indiana: The Hoosiers have quite the storied history at the Big Ten level and on a national scale, just like the Wolverines. When the two programs collide, that’s a recipe for exciting affairs. Michigan has been on a dominant run of late in the series, winning the last seven in a row for their longest win streak against the Hoosiers to date. So we’ll see if Indiana breaks the streak this year. The Hoosiers lead the all-time series 106-64.

University of Michigan basketball arena — Crisler Center

Home games for Wolverines basketball are quite the hot ticket. The hoops program has a storied history and attracts plenty of talent, so Michigan is regularly in contention at both the conference and national level. Here’s what you need to know about the home court.

  • Name: Crisler Center
  • Nickname: The House that Cazzie Built
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Address: 333 E. Stadium Blvd.
  • Opened: December 6, 1967
  • Last Renovated: 2011-2012
  • Capacity: 12,707
  • Construction Cost: $7.2 million
  • Owner and Operator: University of Michigan
  • Surface: Hardwood

Michigan basketball NBA draft picks/prospects

No Michigan players went in either round of the 2020 NBA Draft, but SF Isaiah Livers is among those who could be in for an exciting evening in 2021. C Hunter Dickinson, who has lit the court up playing as a Wolverine, could also be an early entry candidate and a high pick.

All told, 13 players from U of M have been drafted since 2011. Here’s a quick look back.

Draft YearPlayerRoundDraft Team
2021Franz Wagner1Orlando Magic
2021Isaiah Livers2Detroit Pistons
2019Jordan Poole1Golden State Warriors
2019Ignas Brazdeikis2New York Knicks
2018Moritz Wagner1Los Angeles Lakers
2017DJ Wilson1Milwaukee Bucks
2016Caris LeVert1Brooklyn Nets
2014Nik Stauskas1Sacramento Kings
2014Mitch McGary1Oklahoma City Thunder
2014Glenn Robinson III2Minnesota Timberwolves
2013Trey Burke1Utah Jazz
2013Tim Hardaway Jr.1New York Knicks
2011Darius Morris2Los Angeles Lakers

How did the Wolverines do last year?

The 2020-21 basketball season was anything but normal. Fans were not allowed in attendance at Big Ten arenas because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and not every game was played as scheduled.

In any event, the Wolverines wound up atop the Big Ten Conference in win percentage with a 14-3 in-league mark (.824) while finishing 23-5 overall. 

The effort earned Michigan a No. 1 seed in an NCAA Tournament played with limited attendance and contested entirely in Indianapolis. The Wolverines advanced to the Elite Eight before falling short to No. 11 seed UCLA 51-49 in the East Region final. UCLA also knocked out Michigan State earlier in March Madness.

Most notable Wolverines basketball coaches

Michigan alum Juwan Howard accepted the head coaching job at his alma mater in 2019. The Wolverines showed some promise in his first year before turning in an excellent second season, and hopes are high that the upward trajectory will continue in 2021-22. The Wolverines were ranked sixth to begin the campaign.

The last five men who have roamed the sidelines for Michigan have found varying levels of success. Here’s a look at the notable accomplishments for each.

John Beilein

  • 2007-2019
  • 2 Big Ten Conference Championships
  • 2 Big Ten Tournament Championships
  • 2 Final Four Appearances

Tommy Amaker

  • 2001-2007
  • 2004 NIT Championship

Brian Ellerbe

  • 1997-2001
  • 1998 Big Ten Tournament Championship

Steve Fisher

  • 1989-1997
  • 1989 NCAA Tournament Championship
  • 3 Final Four Appearances
  • 1997 NIT Championship

Bill Frieder

  • 1980-1989
  • 1984 NIT Championship
  • 2 Big Ten Conference Championships

How to watch Wolverines basketball games

You’ll find many Michigan basketball games on the tube through the major outlets that cover NCAAB, such as CBS, Fox, and ESPN. Some games can also be found on the Big Ten Network.

All of the aforementioned outlets are part of numerous cable and cord-cutting packages, as well. If you’re looking to stream the games via app or online, you can visit the outlet that’s broadcasting the game, but note that you’ll likely have to sign in with valid provider credentials.

The audio feed for Wolverines games can be located on stations across the state, including WSGW 790 AM and 100.5 FM in Saginaw. Radio broadcasts for Michigan games can also be found on the TuneIn app.

Michigan Wolverines basketball history

march madness bracketsThe University of Michigan basketball program traces its roots back to 1909. Team colors are maize and blue, which were selected via a committee in 1867. The student section at home games pays homage to the colors and goes by the name Maize Rage.

There have been several stellar teams in program history, not to mention plenty of tremendous athletes who have graced the hardwood for Michigan. Unfortunately, the program’s legacy has also been slightly tarnished.

A long-standing investigation revealed some improprieties on the recruiting front. In the aftermath, punishment levied included an asterisk on Final Four appearances by the legendary Fab 5 squad in 1992 and 1993.

Here are some of the other more notable facts about the program entering the 2021-22 campaign.

  • All-time Record: 1,659-1,060
  • NCAA Championships: 1 – 1989
  • Final Four Appearances: 8 – last in 2018
  • March Madness Appearances: 30 – last in 2021
  • NIT Champions: 3 – last in 2004
  • Conference Tournament Champions: 3 – last in 2018
  • Conference Regular Season Champions: 15 – last in 2021
  • Honored Jerseys: 5 – last for Bill Buntin in 2006
  • National Player of the Year: 2 – last by Trey Burke in 2013
  • NCAA Tournament MOP: 1 – Glen Rice in 1989

University of Michigan Basketball FAQ

Although the Wolverines have been regular participants in March Madness, the program has only been able to win it all a single time. That came back in 1989 as head coach Steve Fisher and program great Glen Rice led the club on a memorable run. Michigan has been a runner-up in the tournament six other times, most recently in 2018.

Michigan is an incredibly popular program, and we’re not just talking about within the state. As such, games can generally be found on one of the major outlets that cover college basketball, such as CBS, ESPN, Fox or the Big Ten Network. The exact station will vary, so be sure to check the listings in advance of tip-off.

Yes, twice. Cazzie Russell was the first overall pick in the 1966 draft by the New York Knicks, and he would go on to have a 12-year career. Chris Webber was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic in 1993, but his rights were traded to the Golden State Warriors. Rudy Tomjanovich and Glen Selbo were both second overall selections out of Michigan, while Bill Buntin was selected third in his draft year of 1965.

You can purchase tickets for Wolverines basketball games by visiting the Michigan Ticket Office, which is located at the South Campus athletic complex on South State Street in Ann Arbor. Tickets can also be purchased online via StubHub. Prices will vary for single games based on the opponent and section in which you plan to sit.

The Crisler Center, which used to be known as the Crisler Arena and the University Events Building, seats 12,707 for basketball. The arena opened in 1967 and has undergone several renovations through the years, the last of which took place in 2011-12. The building is also affectionately known as ‘The House that Cazzie Built,” in honor of program legend Cazzie Russell.

The Wolverines and Buckeyes have hooked up a total of 173 official times on the hardwood. Ohio State holds the all-time advantage in the series by a mark of 100-73. The clubs split a pair of meetings in the 2020-21 season.

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