Bucknell vs. Michigan State Prediction
Is No. 3 Michigan State in any danger of an upset when it takes on No. 14 Bucknell in the NCAA Tournament tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Friday, March 16, 2018
Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
TV: CBS, 7:10PM ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Michigan State. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Spartans are the clear favorite in this game, as MSU is getting odds of -14 points against Bucknell. The spread opened with Michigan State as a 13.5-point favorite, and it peaked at 14.5 points. The over/under total sits at 148 points after it opened at 148.5 points.
Public Betting Predictions: Michigan State. As of Friday morning, the Spartans are getting 68 percent of the wagers for this game as a heavy favorite vs. Bucknell.
Who We Like: Michigan State has been a team that has tended to play down to its competition, so the big spread concerns me. The Spartans also have been off for two weeks, which seems like another red flag. However, this game being at Detroit makes it nearly a home game for MSU. The Spartans were a much better team at home than on the road. MSU was 10-6-1 against the spread in home games. Bucknell is a team that likes to push a pace, which will play into Michigan State’s favor. The Spartans have the athletes where they want up-tempo offense. Bucknell isn’t a half-court team and I think that will ultimately lead to problems. I like the Spartans to get into a groove and pick up a lopsided win tonight.
BUCKNELL VS. MICHIGAN STATE MARCH MADNESS PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE -14