Michigan State vs Duke March Madness Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Preview

Michigan State vs Duke March Madness Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Preview

The Michigan State Spartans easily handled LSU while the Duke Blue Devils escaped with a 2-point win over Virginia Tech. Now, the two conference tournament winners clash on Sunday in the Elite Eight. Will the Spartans upset the Blue Devils? Or, does Duke have enough to march to yet another Final Four?

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Michigan State vs Duke 2019 March Madness Odds & Elite Eight Game Info

Why #2 Michigan State a good bet +2

Since early February, Michigan State has been one of the hottest teams in college basketball. They’ve used a great mix of veterans and freshman to win the Big Ten Tournament and make it all the way to the Elite Eight.

The key on Sunday, like it is in many Michigan State games, is the play of Cassius Winston. Winston’s been an unbelievable leader for the Spartans. He’ll ensure that MSU keeps this close. If the Spartans can keep it close enough, they’ll beat Duke.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 78.5
  • Field Goal %: 48.6
  • 3-Point %: 38.2
  • Free Throw %: 75.6
  • Rebounds/G: 40.9
Defense:
  • Points/G: 65
  • Field Goal %: 37.8
  • 3-Point %: 31.4
  • Free Throw %: 68.2
  • Rebounds/G: 27.9

Why #1 Duke Blue Devils are a good bet -2

Although Duke has struggled in their last couple of NCAA Tournament games, they got the wins. The overall 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament only beat UCF by 2 and Virginia Tech by 2.

In a way, that’s a good thing. It shows that Duke can beat excellent teams even when they’re not at their best. If they’re at their best on Sunday, they can dominate the Michigan State Spartans. No matter how anybody feels about the Duke Blue Devils, they’re still the most talented team in the Elite Eight.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 83.1
  • Field Goal %: 47.9
  • 3-Point %: 30.7
  • Free Throw %: 68.7
  • Rebounds/G: 41.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 67.8
  • Field Goal %: 39.7
  • 3-Point %: 29.9
  • Free Throw %: 70
  • Rebounds/G: 26.9

March Madness Betting Trends for Michigan State vs Duke

  • Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games
  • Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games
  • Spartans are 25-9 ATS in their last 34 games overall
  • Blue Devils are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall
  • Blue Devils are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 versus the Big Ten
  • Blue Devils are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win

Michigan State vs Duke Final March Madness Betting Analysis

Michigan State figures to be a hot squad to back after they looked great putting beatings onto Minnesota 70-50 and onto LSU 80-63, but the Duke Blue Devils will have one of the best players in college basketball in the last decade in Zion Williamson.

Duke also does something that could really push Michigan State in this: they defend the three exceptionally well. MSU handled LSU by shooting three after three. Duke defends against the three because they’ve got so much confidence in Zion in the paint.

Michigan State will fight hard. They just won’t do enough to beat the Duke Blue Devils. The Blue Devils haven’t peaked yet. They will on Sunday and should win by a comfortable 8 to 10 points.

March Madness Betting Pick: Duke -2

2019 March Madness Expert Betting News