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Michigan vs. Syracuse predictions, 2013 NCAA Final Four: Wolverines the favorite to win

Michigan are slight favorites to defeat Syracuse and move on to the national title game.


The Michigan Wolverines and Syracuse Orange will face off in the 2013 Final Four on Saturday.

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Led by All-American Trey Burke, the Wolverines dispatched South Dakota State, VCU, Kansas and Florida to win the South region and reach the Final Four for the first time since the Fab Five era in 1993.

Syracuse made it this far thanks to their 2-3 zone defense, which has shut down every team they've faced. They defeated Montana, California, Indiana, and Marquette to get to this point. They last time they made the Final Four was their championship run in 2003.

CBS Sports' panel of expert is unaminous in their predictions for the game. All four analysts picked the Wolverines to win this game. They have one of the most explosive offenses in the country, the kind of firepower and perimeter shooting that can overwhelm a zone defense.

The teams will tip off at approximately 8:49 P.M. ET on CBS Saturday.

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