Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-19-2017 Michigan State Vs. Kansas
Sports Betting Picks Extra 03-19-2017 Write Up Found
The Michigan State Spartans are peaking in March once again. Coach Tom Izzo has his squad playing well together at the perfect time. The Spartans crushed Miami (FL) by 20 points in the opening round of the NCAA tournament to earn a date with Kansas, the top seed in the Midwest Regional. Coach Bill Self’s Jayhawks had little trouble with overmatched UC-Davis in a thorough 100-62 victory.
Miles Bridges is on his game for the Spartans. He averages 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Nick Ward adds 13.9 ppg and 6.6 rpg on 59 percent shooting. Joshua Langford chips in six points per game. The Spartans average 71.9 ppg (207th) and are 57th in offensive efficiency.
Michigan State has been a strong defensive unit in the paint, holding teams to 43.6 percent 2-point field goal shooting. Sparty allows 68.1 ppg (72nd) and is 32nd in defensive efficiency.
Kansas is a strong shooting squad, knocking down 40 percent of 3-pointers while also ranking top 40 in 2-point field goal percentage. Player of the Year candidate Frank Mason III is the driving force behind the Jayhawks attack, averaging 20 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds. Josh Jackson is a talented freshman who adds 16 points and seven rebounds while Devonte Graham contributes 13 points and four assists in the backcourt.
The Jayhawks score 83.2 ppg (15th) and are seventh in offensive efficiency. They allow 72.1 ppg (175th) and are 28th in defensive efficiency, holding teams to 44.9 percent on 2s.
Recent Betting Trends:
Spartans are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. Big 12.
Jayhawks are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 neutral site games.
Under is 4-0 in Spartans last 4 vs. Big 12.
Under is 4-0 in Jayhawks last 4 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.