Michigan State vs. Louisville Odds
SYRACUSE, NY (TheSpread) – Two great coaches meet in the NCAA Tournament today as Tom Izzo leads No. 7 Michigan State against Rick Pitino and No. 4 Louisville in the East Regional Final at 2:20PM ET on CBS.
Louisville is 27-8 on the season, 5-1 on a neutral floor and 13-19-2 against the spread. Michigan State is 26-11 on the season, 7-3 on a neutral court and 21-16 against the spread. MSU is appearing in the Elite Eight for the 13th time and it is seeking its ninth Final Four appearance. Louisville is appearing in its 14th Elite Eight and it is seeking its 11th Final Four appearance. These two last met in the 2012 NCAA Tournament with Louisville getting a 57-44 victory.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan State is the slight favorite in this game, as the Spartans are getting odds of -2.5 points against Louisville today. The over/under total for the game has been set at 128.5 points. This game will be played from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
Michigan State is coming off a 62-58 win over Oklahoma on Friday night. The Spartans have now won seven of their last eight games and they are 6-3 against the spread in their last nine games. The Spartans have been trending toward the over as of late, as they have hit it in seven of their last 10 games.
Louisville is coming off a 75-65 win over N.C. State on Friday to reach today’s regional championship game. The Wildcats have won seven of their last nine games, but they are just 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games. The Cardinals are trending toward the under, hitting that or pushing the total in seven of their last 10.