Public Bettors favor Michigan State
CHARLOTTE, NC (The Spread) - Michigan State takes on Virginia at 12:10PM ET today and public bettors like the underdog Spartans to cover.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are 4.5-point favorites over the Spartans, while the over/under total is sitting at 117 points. Virginia had opened as a 4-point favorite while the total opened at 116.5.
Our College Basketball Public Betting information page shows that 62% of public bettors currently favor the Spartans +4.5. Outside of Oregon (+12 vs. Wisconsin), Michigan State is the only underdog that public bettors favor in Sunday's March Madness action.
The Spartans are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games but they're just 1-4-1 against the number in their last six NCAA Tournament games. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games versus Big Ten opponents and are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games.