The Virginia Cavaliers won but didn’t manage to pay out with an ATS victory in the Round of 64 as they prepare to face the Michigan State Spartans in Round of 32 odds action at the online sportsbooks in Charlotte on Sunday.
The No. 2 Cavaliers held off No. 15 Belmont for a 79-67 victory in their tournament opener on Friday, not covering a 16.5-point spread at the books in the contest. The No. 7 Spartans, meanwhile, got past No. 10 Georgia by a score of 70-63 in the Round of 64 and just covered a 6-point spread.
Michigan State Spartans vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Virginia Cavaliers currently sport a 29-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 17-14-1 ATS. The Michigan State Spartans are 24-11 and 19-16 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Virginia Cavaliers produce a 12-17-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Michigan State Spartans have gone 20-13-1 against the totals betting line.
The Virginia Cavaliers sit at No. 37 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds – VSB
, while the Michigan State Spartans sit at No. 127 on the same chart.
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia’s No. 158-ranked scoring average of 65.76 PPG, against a Michigan State Spartans defense rated No. 74 and allowing 63.4 PPG. The Virginia Cavaliers FG% has averaged 46.27% to date this season, less than the Michigan State Spartans shooters have managed so far (47.08% per game).
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Michigan State got 16 points from Denzel Valentine en route to a 70-63 victory over Georgia on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Virginia earned a 79-67 victory over Belmont on Friday, getting 22 points from Malcolm Brogdon at Time Warner Cable Arena.