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NCAAB Betting? Spartans vs Sooners Predictions

NCAA basketball Sweet 16 action sees the Oklahoma Sooners doing battle with the Michigan State Spartans in Syracuse, New York. Cappers Picks provides free NCAA basketball handicapping tips all season long.

Winning in March has become nothing but routine for Spartans’ head coach Tom Izzo.

NCAA Basketball Odds

Oklahoma Sooners (24-10) vs. Michigan State (25-11)
Friday, March 27
10:07 PM ET
Carrier Dome (Syracuse, NY)
NCAA Basketball Betting Lines: Michigan State -1.5
NCAA Basketball O/U: 135.5
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The 7th seeded Spartans come in fresh off an upset victory over 2nd seeded Virginia as they hope to clinch another Elite Eight appearance.

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The Sooners needed to come from behind against the Dayton Flyers in order to clinch their spot in the Sweet 16.

Oklahoma Sooners

The 3rd seeded Sooners out of the Big 12 come in fresh off a come back victory over the 11th seeded Dayton Flyers. Oklahoma trailed for a majority of the game, only to win the game down the stretch with their clutch free throw shooting and dominant stops on the defense end.

While rated a 3 seed in this year’s tournament, the Sooners have had to earn both wins thus far.

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In their first matchup, the 14th seed Albany gave Oklahoma everything they could handle, but the Sooners battled and clawed their way to a 9 point win.

Leading the way for the Sooners is G Buddy Hield. The Junior guard is averaging 17 points a game this season. He’s been consistent through the first two games for Oklahoma in the NCAA tournament as he’s gone for 15 in both games.

Also leading the charge for the Big 12 Sooners is F Ryan Spangler. The Junior, who averaged 9.9 points a game to go along with 8.2 rebounds a game, has grabbed 11 and 12 rebounds respectively in both games for Oklahoma.

Oklahoma has limited the opposition to just 38.6 percent shooting from the field.

Michigan State

The Spartans have become custom to winning in March. Head coach Tom Izzo once again showed off just how good of a coach he is as he led the 7th seeded Spartans to an upset win over the 2nd seeded Virginia Cavaliers last time out. Izzo has reached the Sweet 16 for his 4th straight season and for the 13th time in his tenure at MSU.

The Spartans haven’t had any gimmes in either of their two games this tournament. Obviously the win over Virginia was impressive, but their victory over Georgia was just has tough. Michigan State did not let Georgia gain any sort of momentum, as the Bulldogs trailed for a majority of the game.

The Spartans are led by Senior G Travis Trice. The 6 foot guard is averaging 15.0 points a game to go along with 5.1 assists. He dropped in 23 points and dished out 3 assists in the victory over Virginia. He’ll likely need a similar performance if Michigan State hopes to get past the Sooners.

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The Spartans have won 6 of 7 with their only loss coming in the Big 10 Championship game to Wisconsin in overtime.

NCAA Basketball Trends:

  • Spartans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Spartans are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
  • Sooners are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Friday games.
  • Sooners are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win.

Free 4* NCAA Basketball Pick: Michigan State -1.5

The Spartans have shown that having tournament experience can go a long way.

Michigan State 64, Oklahoma 59

Grab the Spartans here as they advance past Oklahoma into the Elite 8.

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By Tony M

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