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NCAAB Pick Georgia Bulldogs vs. Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds

The 10th seed 21-11 Georgia Bulldogs face the 7th seed 23-11 Michigan State Spartans in an East Region 2nd round game. Tip-off time is March 20 at 12.40pm at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte North Carolina.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Michigan State -5.5
Over/Under Total Line: 126
Moneyline: Georgia +200 / Michigan State -240

In their last games Georgia lost to Arkansas 60-49 in the SEC Tournament semifinals and Michigan State lost to Wisconsin 80-69 in OT in the Big 10 Tournament title game.

Michigan State is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.

Georgia won 5 of their last 7 games in the regular season.

Michigan State had their 4-game winning streak snapped in their last game.

Georgia was 0-4 this season facing ranked teams and Michigan State was 2-6.

Below are some key handicapping stats for this match-up with an against the spread pick from one of our professional sports handicappers.

SU and ATS Records

Georgia Bulldogs: 21-11 SU / 18-11-2 ATS
Michigan State Spartans: 23-11 SU / 18-16 ATS

Betting Trends

• UGA is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
• UGA is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• UGA has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 non-conference games.
• MSU is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
• MSU is 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. loss.
• MSU has an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.

Sagarin Rankings

Georgia Bulldogs: 83.59
Michigan State Spartans: 87.55

Player Injuries

GEORGIA

NONE

MICHIGAN STATE

[F] 02/09/2015 – Javon Bess out for season ( Foot )

Free NCAAB Pick

I like the Spartans and I do think that they will do some damage in the tournament, but I don’t think that they’re a profitable bet laying points in this range. Michigan State just hasn’t been extending the margin in recent games. Three of their last four victories were by 6 or fewer points and five of their last seven wins were decided by 7 or fewer. Georgia is underrated going an unimpressive 6-4 to close out conference play, but two of their losses were close and they did lose to Kentucky by just 8. They were blown out by Arkansas in the SEC Tournament, but were missing a key player in Guard Kenny Gaines who does return for this game.

Take Georgia Bulldogs +5.5

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