Vanderbilt and Michigan square off on Wednesday night in the 2019 College World Series with a national championship on the line. Michigan won Game 1 of this best-of-three series before No. 2 Vanderbilt forced a decisive Game 3 with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday. With a victory on Wednesday, Michigan would earn its first national title since 1962, while Vanderbilt last won it in 2014. First pitch from TD Ameritrade Park Omaha is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Oddsmakers list Vanderbilt as the -205 money line favorite, while Michigan is going off as the underdog at +185 in the latest Vanderbilt vs. Michigan odds. The over-under for total runs scored is eight. Before making any Vanderbilt vs. Michigan picks of your own, be sure to see the 2019 College World Series predictions from SportsLine handicapper Adam Thompson.
Thompson raked in the winnings as SportsLine’s top MLB handicapper last year, hitting on 61 percent of his money line picks in 2018 for a massive profit of $4,062 to $100 players. Thompson, who covered major sports for 20 years as a writer and columnist before joining SportsLine as a senior writer and handicapper, cites deeply-researched stats and trends you haven’t considered to build his MLB success. Coming into Monday night, he’s hitting on 70 percent of his MLB picks over the last seven days, including five in a row. Anyone who has followed his MLB predictions is way, way up.
Now, he’s turned his attention to the College World Series 2019 and locked in his pick for Game 3. We can tell you Thompson is leading under, but his much stronger play is on the Vanderbilt vs. Michigan money line. You can only see it at SportsLine.
Thompson has taken into account that Vanderbilt has won a program-record 58 games this season, including a 34 of its last 38. The Commodores’ success can be directly attributed to their explosive offense. Vanderbilt enters Wednesday’s winner-take-all matchup having scored 570 runs this season, second in the nation. The Commodores are No. 1 in the country in home runs, having hit 99 of them through 70 games. Outfielder JJ Bleday, who leads college baseball in homers with 27, is the catalyst of Vanderbilt’s potent offense and will look to make a lasting impression with a national championship title on Wednesday night.
But just because the Commodores boast an explosive offense doesn’t mean they’re the best value on the Vanderbilt vs. Michigan money line on Wednesday.
That’s because Michigan has been sensational in the postseason after being one of the last four teams to make the NCAA Tournament. The Wolverines have made it this far thanks to their pitching staff. In fact, the Wolverines only used three pitchers to get through their first four games at the 2019 College World Series. The Wolverines will send right-hander Karl Kauffmann to the mound on Wednesday night. Kauffman, who was drafted No. 77 overall by the Colorado Rockies in the 2019 MLB Draft, is 4-0 this postseason with a 2.40 ERA.
Offensively, Michigan is led by Jimmy Kerr, who has hit seven home runs in the postseason, including three in the College World Series. The Wolverines rank in the top 12 in multiple offensive categories including doubles (148), hits (679) and runs (485).
So who wins Game 3 of Michigan vs. Vanderbilt? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Michigan vs. Vanderbilt line you need to be all over on Wednesday, all from an expert who returned a $4,000 profit on MLB picks last season.