LSU vs Michigan State March Madness Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Pick.

LSU vs Michigan State March Madness Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Pick

It’s a matchup of conference champions in the first Sweet 16 game in the East Region on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament as SEC regular-season champion and No. 3 LSU takes on Big Ten regular-season and tournament champion Michigan State. The No. 2 Spartans are March Madness odds favorites to advance.

How to Bet LSU vs Michigan State March Madness Odds & Game Info

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Why Bet on LSU?

LSU beat No. 14 Yale by five in Round 1 and then won a 69-67 decision over No. 6 Maryland in Round 2. Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking layup with 1.6 seconds remaining for the victory against the Terps, who failed to get off a shot from midcourt before the final buzzer.

After leading by nine at the half and as many as 15 in the game, LSU (28-6) found it tough going against the Maryland zone in the second half as the Tigers shot just 6-of-28 (21.4 percent) before Waters’ layup. The Terps rallied to take a lead for the first time with 5:52 to play. The game was tied six times in the closing minutes.

Waters, who scored his 1,000th career point early in the second half, finished with 12 points, five assists, and two steals. For the second time in as many games, Skylar Mays led the Tigers in scoring with 14 points including a three-pointer with 40 seconds to play that gave the Tigers a short-lived three-point lead.

LSU advanced to play in its 10th round of 16 in program history, it’s fifth in the 64/68 team era (since 1985). LSU) improved to 13-4 away from home in 2018-19 including 9-0 in SEC regular-season play. Only three LSU squads have won more than 13 games away from home in a season: 1980 (16), 1981 and 1987 (14). The Tigers’ 28 wins is the most by an LSU squad since 1999-2000, when John Brady’s Tigers won 28 en route to the NCAA Sweet 16.

The Tigers remain without suspended head coach Will Wade. One point of concern: They have also been outscored in second halves of this NCAA tournament by 18 points combined in the two wins. This will be the 11th time LSU has faced a team that is in the Big Ten at the time of the meeting with LSU 2-8 in those games. LSU has lost to Indiana five times and Michigan State, Wisconsin and Purdue once.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 80.94
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.90
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32.03
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.38
  • Total Rebounds: 38.82

Defense

  • Total Score: 72.88
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.04
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.46
  • Free Throw Percentage: 69.11
  • Total Rebounds: 34.06

Why Bet on Michigan State?

Com Tom Izzo’s Spartans beat Bradley 76-65 in Round 1 and then stomped fellow Big Ten school Minnesota by 20 in Round 2 to advance to the regional semifinals for the first time since 2015.

The Spartans made nine of their first 10 shots on their way to building a 20-point lead in the first 14 minutes. Minnesota, playing all but four minutes without star forward Jordan Murphy, managed to cut the lead to single digits briefly in the second half before Big Ten Player of the Year Cassius Winston took over. Winston had 13 points with nine assists, and the Spartans shot 57.1 percent and held a 45-19 rebounding advantage. Sophomore forward Xavier Tillman led the Spartans with 14 points and had six rebounds. Four other players scored nine points apiece.

Michigan State out-rebounded Minnesota, 45-19, a +26 advantage. MSU shot 57.1 percent from the floor (28-of-49), including 60.9 percent in the first half (14-of-23). The Spartans limited Minnesota to 30.9 percent shooting (18-of-59), including 21.9 percent (7-of-32) in the opening 20 minutes. MSU scored 34 points in the paint, including 22 in the first half.

LSU vs Michigan State is going to be a close one.

MSU held Minnesota to just 50 points, the third time this season holding an opponent to 50 or fewer points and the 12th time holding a team to 60 or fewer points. The Spartans improved to 21-2 when leading at the half.

Michigan State advances to the Sweet 16 for the 14th time in the last 22 years and eighth time in the last 12 years. The win was Michigan State’s 67th all-time in NCAA Tournament play, setting a new Big Ten record for most NCAA victories (Indiana, 66). MSU is 16-5 in round of 32 games since 1985, winning 14 of the last 17 under Izzo. Since 1998, MSU is now 14-3 in its second NCAA Tournament game.

The win was MSU’s 30th win of the season, the second-straight season the Spartans have won at least 30 games … Including last year, Michigan State is 60-11 in the last two years. This is MSU’s fifth 30-win season, all under Izzo (33 in 1998-99; 32 in 1999-2000; 31 in 2008-09 and 30 in 2017-18).

The winner of the Michigan State vs. LSU game will face the winner of a game between No. 1 seed Duke and No. 4 seed Virginia Tech.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 78.50
  • Field Goal Percentage: 48.61
  • Three-Point Percentage: 38.10
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.73
  • Total Rebounds: 40.89

Defense

  • Total Score: 65.08
  • Field Goal Percentage: 37.71
  • Three-Point Percentage: 31.46
  • Free Throw Percentage: 68.24
  • Total Rebounds: 31.39

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LSU vs Michigan State March Madness Betting Trends

  • Tigers are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games
  • Tigers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games
  • Spartans are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight up win
  • Spartans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games

Final Expert Prediction for LSU vs Michigan State

LSU 73 – Michigan State 80


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