Michigan State Vs Kansas Pick, Prediction & TV Info

Posted by Eric Williams on Saturday,March 18, 2017 10:45, EDT in

The ninth-seeded Michigan State Spartans will look to pull off their second straight upset when they take on the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in their second round matchup on Sunday. Now, let’s find out if the surging Spartans can get the huge win as near double-digit underdogs. Find the latest college basketball point spreads here.

In Depth Analysis On The Spartans Vs Jayhawks Pick, Prediction & TV Info

When: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5:15 PM ET
Where: BOK Center,Tulsa, Oklahoma
TV: CBS
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAB Odds: Kansas -8 / Over/Under 147.5

 

 

Why Bet The Michigan State Spartans Odds

Michigan State manhandled N0. 8 Miami in their first round matchup on Friday to win 78-58 and easily cover the spread as a 2-point underdog as Nick Ward scored a team-high 19 points and Miles Bridges added 18 points.  The Spartans played stellar defense in limiting the Hurricanes to just 40.4 percent shooting in the win.

The Spartans average 71.0 points per game on 47.1 percent shooting from the field and 37.4 percent from beyond the arc. Michigan State limits the opposition to just 68.1 points per game on 40.7 percent shooting from the field and 34.4 percent from beyond the arc.

Why Bet The Kansas Jayhawks Odds

Kansas cruised to a 100-62 victory against overmatched UC-Davis in their first round matchup on Friday as all five starters scored in double figures and Frank Mason III scored a team-high 22 points while dishing out eight assists.

The Jayhawks average a stellar 83.2 points per game on 48.9 percent shooting from the field and 40.6 percent from beyond the arc. Kansas gives up 72.1 points per game on 41.7 percent shooting from the field and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The bottom line for this matchup is that, while Michigan State is very good defensively, the Spartans simply do not have the offensive firepower to hang with the explosive Kansas Jayhawks. Michigan State is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games as an underdog and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog.

Kansas has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six NCAA Tournament games as a favorite, 4-1 ATS in their last five NCAA tournament games and 13-5 TS in their last 18 neutral site games. The Jayhawks will simply outscore the often offensively-challenged Spartans.