Kansas (27-7) vs. Michigan State (28-6)
2009 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Action
Friday March 27, 9:37 PM ET
Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium – Midwest Region
Kansas is an impressive 26-8-1 ATS in the last 35. They are 6-0 on neutral sites and underdogs. But they have lost the last 7 ATS vs. Big 10 opponents. The under is 8-2 on neutral courts and 9-1 in the last 10 in the NCAA Tournament.The under is also 5-1 vs. Big 10 teams. The Jayhawks will need another impressive performance as they got from Cole Aldrich in the 2nd round. He had a triple double with 13 pts, 20 reb, and 10 blks against Dayton.
Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 overall. They are 4-0 vs. non-conference foes and 6-0 against Big 12 teams. The under is 9-4 overall and 8-3 as favorites. The Spartans are a highly defensive minded team that gives up 63.1 points per game on the season. They will have an advantage in rebounding as well.
Kansas will look for revenge and even out the season series on Friday. Michigan State beat Kansas by 13 in East Lansing but Kansas is playing quite a bit better right now. Both teams will get after it on the defensive end and the under should be in play.
Last Game Out:
Last game for Kansas (27-7): Win 60-43 vs. Dayton
Last game for Michigan State (28-6): Win 74-69 vs. USC
Michigan State -1.5
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1/10/09 – Michigan State won 75-62 and covered the spread at home.
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