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Tennessee vs. Michigan State Betting Odds

Written by:
Johnny Detroit
Published on:
Mar/28/2010
Tennessee vs. Michigan State Betting Odds

Tennessee vs. Michigan State betting odds had the Vols as a -2 favorite.  

The Tennessee Volunteers and the Michigan St. Spartans square off for the right to go the Final Four today. Michigan St. is doing their typical March madness while Tennessee is looking to continue to write school history. CBS will be broadcasting this dynamic game at 2:20 EDT.

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The improbable season of Tennessee continues, as they are playing in the Elite Eight for the 1st time in school history. Tennessee has won SU by 3 PTS in 2 of their 3 NCAA Tournament games, and dominated Ohio in the other. Certainly the Volunteers best win this postseason was in their last game. Tennessee beat Ohio St. 76-73 as 4.5 underdogs. The Volunteers dominated the Buckeyes in the rebounding department 36-23. Tennessee has found different ways to win all season long, and that's why they are 28-8 SU this season. The Volunteers are 13-7 SU and 9-9-2 ATS away from home this season, including 8-2 SU in neutral court settings. Tennessee is 5-5-1 ATS as a single digit favorite this season. While the Volunteers don't particularly have any standout players, they feel they have 10 very solid players. They use this mentality to their advantage, as they have several interchangeable parts with regards to their lineup. F Wayne

Chism is coming off a tournament best 22 PTS and 11 rebounds against Ohio St. Tennessee had multiple bench players score double figures, and the the Volunteers shot 56.7% from the field against Ohio St.

 

The Volunteers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The under is 5-1-1 the last 7 neutral site games as a favorite for Tennessee. Forward Emmanuel Negedu is out for the season with a heart condition. Otherwise, the Volunteers are healthy as they look to make it to the Final Four.

 

Coach Izzo has done some great coaching in his career, but what he has done with this Michigan St. team this postseason is simply on another level. Despite multiple injuries to their most important players, the Spartans find themselves 1 game away from yet another Final Four. The Spartans have reached the Final Four 5 times in the past 11 seasons, better than any other program in the country. Michigan St. is 27-8 SU and 14-20 ATS overall this season. The Spartans are 12-6 SU and 9-9 ATS on the road this season, including 4-2 SU in neutral court contests. The Spartans are 3-3 both SU and ATS as the listed underdog this season. Surprisingly, the Spartans are only 5-10 ATS when playing games out of conference this season. The Spartans pride themselves on their defense, and rightfully so. Michigan St. held their opposition to 64 PPG all season, and held Northern Iowa to 52 PTS in their last game. G Korie Lucious is under intense pressure, as he's filling in for injured star PG Kalin Lucas. Lucious was vital in his last game, scoring 10 PTS, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals in leading the Spartans to victory.

 

The Spartans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games. The over is 4-1 the last 5 NCAA Tournament games Michigan St. has been the listed underdog. The Spartans are battling injuries galore, notably to Guards Kalin Lucas and Chris Allen. Lucas is out for the rest of the season while Allen is listed as probable.

 

Pregame.com projects the final score to be 70-62 in favor of the Tennessee Volunteers. Tennessee -1.5 is the Play of the Day!

Johnny Detroit, Gambling911.com 

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