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Georgia vs Michigan State Round of 64

The No. 7 Michigan State Spartans are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight Round of 64 games in the NCAA Tournament but they face a team that has packed a mean bite as an underdog lately.

The Spartans will try to keep that winning trend alive when they play against the No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs - 10-2-1 ATS past 13 games as underdog - on Friday.

Michigan State, favored by 5.5 points earlier in the week at Bovada, had a down year by the program's standards at 23-11 SU and 18-16 ATS. But Tom Izzo's squad heated up in February and finished the season on an 8-3 SU and 7-4 ATS run. The Spartans aren't as loaded as usual, but don't figure to be an easy out for anyone this postseason.

No. 10 Georgia put together a respectable 21-11 SU and 19-12-1 ATS campaign in the shadow of Kentucky in the SEC. The Bulldogs went 5-2 SU and ATS over their last seven games including a 72-64 loss against Kentucky; the only time Kentucky won by less than 15 over its last 10 games.

Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans bring a 23-11 record (18-16 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-11 Bulldogs, who are 19-12-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Michigan State go 19-13-1 so far and the Georgia Bulldogs go 15-14-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 127-rated Michigan State Spartans and the No. 92-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan State Spartans Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Michigan State's No. 45 nationally ranked offense (71.88 points per game) against a Georgia Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 94 at 64.19 PPG. The Michigan State Spartans have been averaging 47.12% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (43.51% on average).

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Marcus Thornton scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 60-49 to Arkansas at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday).

The Spartans got 16 points from Denzel Valentine, but it was Wisconsin that prevailed in a 80-69 final on Sunday at United Center.

Georgia vs Michigan State betting trends:

Georgia 10-2-1 ATS past 13 games as underdog

Michigan State is 7-1 SU, 6-2 ATS past 8 first round games

Georgia 1-6 SU in tournament since 1996