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    The No. 7 Michigan State Spartans (19-12) and the No. 10 USC Trojans (22-10) are set to meet in their opening-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, starting at 12:15 PM on CBS. Michigan State is a 2-point favorite in this matchup. Here’s everything you need to know about this East Region matchup as you fill out your brackets.

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    How do I watch Spartans vs. Trojans?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:15 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Columbus, Ohio
    • Arena: Nationwide Arena

    Betting Lines for Spartans vs. Trojans

    Michigan State vs USC Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Michigan State -2 137.5

    Michigan State Betting Stats & Information

    • Michigan State has won 80% of its games this season when favored on the moneyline (16-4).
    • The Spartans have a 15-3 record (winning 83.3% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -125 or shorter.
    • The Spartans have gone 15-16-0 ATS this season.
    • The Trojans are 5-3 against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this year.
    • The average over/under Michigan State has had in its games this year is 0.1 more points than this particular game’s point total.

    USC Betting Stats & Info

    • USC has won five, or 41.7%, of the 12 games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Trojans are 4-5 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +105 or more on the moneyline.
    • The Trojans are 17-15-0 against the spread this year.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 2 points or more, the Trojans have a 5-3 record against the spread.
    • USC’s games this year have averaged a total of 140 points, 2.5 more than the point total in this matchup.

    Michigan State vs. USC Season Stat Comparison

    Michigan State Rank Michigan State AVG USC AVG USC Rank
    209th 70.2 Points Scored 72.8 153rd
    98th 67.4 Points Allowed 67.3 96th
    165th 32 Rebounds 32.2 151st
    293rd 7.1 Off. Rebounds 7.9 233rd
    169th 7.5 3pt Made 6.5 277th
    59th 14.8 Assists 13.4 150th
    37th 10.3 Turnovers 11.8 175th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Michigan State Spartans Leaders

    • Tyson Walker leads the Spartans in scoring, tallying 14.6 points per game to go with 2.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
    • Joey Hauser is Michigan State’s leading rebounder, grabbing 6.9 per game, while A.J Hoggard is its best passer, averaging six assists in each contest.
    • Hauser leads the Spartans in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    USC Trojans Leaders

    • Drew Peterson racks up 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, placing him at the top of the Trojans’ rebound and assists leaderboards.
    • Boogie Ellis counts for 18 points per game, making him the top scorer on USC’s team.
    • Ellis is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Trojans, hitting 2.6 threes per game.

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