NCAA Tournament: Michigan State vs. Syracuse fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Sunday, March 18
Game Time: 2:40 ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Dallas, TX
All You Really Need To Know About Michigan State
Miles Bridges scored 29 points as the Spartans outlasted Bucknell 82-78. They dominated on the boards, and they hit 53% of their shots, but they couldn’t stop the three and hung on for dear life late.
Fantastic on the boards, they also lead the nation in blocked shots and assists. Battle-tested on and off the court, this is a hardened team that manages to get through the adversity with tough players who step up in the clutch.
All You Really Need To Know About Syracuse
The Orange are doing it again, sneaking into the tournament only to wreak havoc, shutting down TCU 57-52 to move on. They didn’t shoot all that well against the Horned Frogs, but they allowed just 3-of-17 from three and clamped down in the second half.
They don’t score all that well, and they turn it over way too much, but this is the biggest team in the country, they’re amazing on the boards, and that defense is doing the job.
What’s Going To Happen
Turnovers are going to be a problem for Michigan State. They only gave it up ten times against Bucknell, but they’re going to have issues against the suffocating Orange D.
The Spartans might have the firepower to take over, but Syracuse won’t let that happen. The Orange will match up well inside, and control the game with their tempo to pull off the upset.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Syracuse 68, Michigan State 65
Line: Michigan State -8, o/u: 129.5
ATS Confidence: 3
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