Trends slightly with MSU vs. Duke

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (TheSpread) – Duke may be favored in Saturday’s Final Four matchup with Michigan State, but are the trends backing the Spartans in the game?

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke is favored to win this contest, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -5 points against Michigan State on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 139.5 points.

These two have met 9 times since 1998, including once this season. Duke won 81-71, covering the spread in the process. Duke has won eight of the nine meetings, but Michigan State has covered in five of the contests. These two have hit the over in five of their last six encounters.

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The season trends are strong with both teams. Michigan State is 5-0 against the spread in its last 5 non-conference games and in 8 of their last 11 games after a win. Duke has covered the spread in 6 straight non-conference games and in 4 straight against Big Ten opponents.

When it comes to the total, Michigan State has hit the over in 8 of its last 11 games and in 5 of its last 6 against a team with a winning record. Duke has hit the under in 6 straight games and in 19 of its last 26 games on a neutral site.

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