|2013 March Madness Sweet 16 Odds & Spread: Michigan State vs. Duke|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 29 March 2013 14:00|
Michigan State vs. Duke Odds
This game will be played from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana and is part of the Midwest Region with Duke as the No. 2 seed and Michigan State as the No. 3 seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke is the slight favorite in this game, as the Blue Devils have odds of -2 points against the Spartans. The over/under total for this game has been set at 134.5 points. Opening odds had Duke favored by 1.5 points. The spread never got lower than that, and hit a peak of 2.5 points before closing at Duke -2. Duke has won six of its last seven against MSU, but the Spartans have covered in three straight against the Blue Devils, and their last win over Duke came in the NCAA Tournament.
Duke reached this game by beating Creighton, 66-50, last Sunday. The Blue Devils did a great job on defense, holding Creighton to 16 of 53 shooting from the floor and 2 of 19 shooting from 3-point land. Offensively, Duke shot just 19 of 49 from the field, but did hit 7 3-pointers. Rasheed Sulaimon had 21 points and five rebounds to lead the Blue Devils in the victory. Duke is now 29-5 on the season, 8-1 on a neutral floor and 18-16 against the spread.
Michigan State reached its fifth Sweet 16 in six seasons by beating Memphis, 70-48, on Saturday. The Spartans held Memphis to 19 of 64 shooting from the floor and 5 of 23 shooting from 3-point land while also holding a 41-25 rebounding advantage. MSU conversely shot 26 of 52 from the floor. Gary Harris had 23 points to lead MSU while Adreian Payne added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Michigan State is now 27-8 on the season, 4-2 on a neutral floor and 14-16-2 against the spread.
2013 March Madness Third Round Odds – Michigan State vs. Duke
875 Michigan State +2 Over 134.5
876 Duke -2 Under 134.5