The No. 7 Michigan State Spartans are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight Round of 64 games in the NCAA Tournament but they face a team that has packed a mean bite as an underdog lately.
The Spartans will try to keep that winning trend alive when they play against the No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs – 10-2-1 ATS past 13 games as underdog – on Friday.
Michigan State, favored by 5.5 points earlier in the week at Bodog, had a down year by the program’s standards at 23-11 SU and 18-16 ATS. But Tom Izzo’s squad heated up in February and finished the season on an 8-3 SU and 7-4 ATS run. The Spartans aren’t as loaded as usual, but don’t figure to be an easy out for anyone this postseason.
No. 10 Georgia put together a respectable 21-11 SU and 19-12-1 ATS campaign in the shadow of Kentucky in the SEC. The Bulldogs went 5-2 SU and ATS over their last seven games including a 72-64 loss against Kentucky; the only time Kentucky won by less than 15 over its last 10 games.
Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.
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The Michigan State Spartans bring a 23-11 record (18-16 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-11 Bulldogs, who are 19-12-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Michigan State go 19-13-1 so far and the Georgia Bulldogs go 15-14-1.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 127-rated Michigan State Spartans and the No. 92-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds – VSB
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Offensively, the game matches up Michigan State’s No. 45 nationally ranked offense (71.88 points per game) against a Georgia Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 94 at 64.19 PPG. The Michigan State Spartans have been averaging 47.12% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (43.51% on average).
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Marcus Thornton scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 60-49 to Arkansas at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday).
The Spartans got 16 points from Denzel Valentine, but it was Wisconsin that prevailed in a 80-69 final on Sunday at United Center.
Georgia vs Michigan State betting trends:
Georgia 10-2-1 ATS past 13 games as underdog
Michigan State is 7-1 SU, 6-2 ATS past 8 first round games
Georgia 1-6 SU in tournament since 1996