Valparaiso vs. Michigan State Odds

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AUBURN HILLS, MI (TheSpread) – The second round of the NCAA Tournament gets kicked off today at 12:15 PM ET as Michigan State takes on Valparaiso.

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This game will be played from The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and is part of the Midwest Region with the Spartans as the third seed and Valpo as the 14th seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan State is the clear favorite in this game, as the Spartans have odds of -10 points against Valpo. The over/under total for this game has been set at 127 points. The opening odds had MSU favored by 9 points. The spread hit a peak of -10.5 points before closing out at 10. These two have met twice since 2000, with Michigan State winning and covering in both contests.

Michigan State is an at-large bid out of the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans are 25-8 overall and 13-5 in the Big Ten, finishing tied for second in the toughest conference in the country. MSU is currently eighth in the RPI rankings and is 5-8 against top 50 RPI teams. MSU went 2-2 on a neutral floor this season and is 12-16-2 against the spread.

Valparaiso is the Horizon League champion, winning the regular season and conference tournament title with a 26-7 overall record and 13-3 mark in conference play. Valpo has won six straight games entering the tournament. Valpo ranks 59th in the RPI rankings and is 0-2 against top 50 RPI teams. The Crusaders haven’t played in a neutral-court game and are 17-12-1 against the spread for the season.

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2013 March Madness Second Round Odds – Valparaiso vs. Michigan State

715 Valparaiso +10 Over 127

716 Michigan State -10 Under 127

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