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Elite Eight: Louisville vs. Michigan State

Elite Eight: Louisville Cardinals vs Michigan State Spartans

The two lowest seeds remaining in the NCAA Tournament will hit the floor together in an Elite Eight betting matchup on Sunday at the Carrier Dome as the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals take on the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans for a trip to the Final Four.

It's rare where a 7 seed is favored over a 4 seed, as Bovada had the Spartans at -2.5.

The Cardinals got past No. 8 North Carolina State by a score of 75-65 in their Sweet 16 game on Friday night, having no trouble covering the 2.5-point spread in that contest at the Carrier Dome. The Spartans are coming off a 62-58 win over No. 3 Oklahoma in which they covered the 2-point spread.

[ Head over to Bovada before tipoff for the latest line and total for this Elite Eight matchup ]

As for the betting trends for the Spartans vs. Cardinals matchup, Michigan State is 8-3 ATS in its past 11 games as a favorite and 6-2 SU and 5-2-1 ATS in its past eight Elite Eight games. Louisville is 3-1 SU and 3-0-1 ATS in its past four games as a March Madness underdog and 17-8-1 ATS in its past 26 games as an underdog overall. The Spartans are on a 3-1 SU and ATS run vs. No. 4 seeds, with the lone loss in that span coming against Louisville in 2012.

Michigan State Spartans vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans will look to cover the spread vs the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, as the Spartans are 21-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinals are 14-19-1 ATS. Michigan State is 20-15-1 against the total, while Louisville is 13-17-1 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 111-ranked Louisville Cardinals and the No. 127-rated Michigan State Spartans in this matchup.


How Michigan State Spartans vs Louisville Cardinals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Louisville's No. 99-ranked offense, averaging 68.94 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 68 at 63 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 43.09% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.76% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans got 24 points from Travis Trice as Michigan State ran past Oklahoma 62-58 on Friday at Carrier Dome.

Louisville got 24 points from Montrezl Harrell en route to a 75-65 victory over North Carolina State on Friday at Carrier Dome.