Michigan State vs. Duke Free Pick

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (The Spread) – Two teams that have had plenty of success in March will square off tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium when three seed Michigan State battles two-seed Duke at 9:45PM ET.

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Duke is a 2.5-point favorite over Michigan State, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 134 points. The Spartans are 27-8 overall while the Blue Devils are 29-5 on the year.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Blue Devils opened as a 5-point favorite but the spread has been bet down to 2.5 at most online sports books and 2 at most Vegas sports books.  The total, meanwhile, is now sitting at 134 after opening at 133.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 55% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Spartans. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

MARCH MADNESS FREE PICK: Take Michigan State. According to latest college basketball trends, the Spartans are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games following an ATS win and 7-3 against the number in their last 10 games on Friday. The Blue Devils, meanwhile, are 1-5 ATS in their last six games on Friday, 1-4 ATS in their last five NCAA tournament games, and 2-5 against the number in their last seven games versus the Big Ten. Duke is also 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games following an ATS win and the underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams. Tom Izzo and the Spartans have had the Blue Devils’ number in the past. Look for that trend to continue tonight as Michigan State moves onto the Elite 8.

2013 MARCH MADESS FREE PICK: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS +2.5

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