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Duke vs. Michigan State 3/20/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Duke Blue Devils vs Michigan State Spartans Odds & Info

Game Duke Blue Devils vs Michigan State Spartans
Date & Time Sunday March 20, 2022, 5:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, SC
Latest odds
DUKE -6.5 ; O/U 144.5
TV Channel
CBS

The seventh-seeded Michigan State Spartans play the second-seeded Duke Blue Devils on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s West Region at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. Michigan State defeated Davidson 74-73 on Friday in the first round. Joey Hauser was the leading scorer for Michigan State with 27 points. The Spartans outrebounded the Wildcats 35-32 in a closely contested game throughout.

Gabe Brown is the leading scorer for Michigan State with an average of 11.4 points per game, while Marcus Bingham Jr is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.1 rebounds per game and A.J. Hoggard is the leader in assists with an average of 4.9 assists per game. Michigan State has only one player averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 72.1 points per game.

Duke moved on to the second round with a 78-61 victory over CSU Fullerton in the first round on Friday. Paolo Banchero was the leading scorer for Duke with 17 points. The Blue Devils shot 51.7% and held CSU Fullerton to 37.5% shooting. Duke outrebounded the Titans 38-30. This is the final NCAA tournament for Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is retiring following the end of the season.

Paolo Banchero is leading Duke in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, while Wendell Moore Jr is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 13.5 points and 4.6 assists per game. Duke has five players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Blue Devils are scoring an average of 80.2 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Spartans last 7
  • Duke is 0-5 ATS in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Blue Devils last 7

Free NCAAB Pick:

Over 144.5

Duke will pick up a victory on Sunday against Michigan State and move on to the Sweet 16, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in six of Michigan State's last seven and in six of Duke's last seven. Duke is scoring an average of 80.4 points per game which is ninth in the nation and has the 13th best field goal shooting percentage at 48.9%. Michigan State's first game of the tournament easily cashed OVER the closing line of 139.5 points with the two combining to score 147 points. Final Score Prediction, Duke Blue Devils win but our best play is OVER 79-71.

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