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A Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament matchup between the No. 7 Michigan State Spartans (21-12) and No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats (25-9) will determine one of the squads heading to the East Region bracket final when it tips off on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, beginning at 6:30 PM, airing on TBS. Sportsbooks think Michigan State will emerge victorious in this one, naming the as 2-point favorites.
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How do I watch Spartans vs. Wildcats?
- Game Day: Thursday, March 23, 2023
- Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TBS
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Betting Lines for Spartans vs. Wildcats
Michigan State Betting Stats & Information
- Michigan State has been the moneyline favorite 21 times this season. They’ve gone 17-4 in those games.
- The Spartans have a 16-3 record (winning 84.2% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -135 or shorter.
- The Spartans are 17-16-0 ATS this season.
- The Wildcats have a 5-5 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 2 points or more.
- The average point total for Michigan State’s games this season is 0.3 fewer points than the total of 137.5 in this matchup.
Kansas State Betting Stats & Info
- Kansas State has been underdogs in 15 games this season and won six (40%) of those contests.
- The Wildcats are 5-6 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +114 or more on the moneyline.
- The Wildcats’ ATS record is 23-11-0 this year.
- The Wildcats have a 5-5 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 2 points or more.
- The average point total for Kansas State this year is 6.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.
Michigan State vs. Kansas State Season Stat Comparison
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This Matchup’s Impact Players
Michigan State Spartans Leaders
- Tyson Walker leads the Spartans in scoring, tallying 14.8 points per game to go with 2.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
- Joey Hauser leads Michigan State in rebounding, averaging 7.1 per game, while A.J Hoggard leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 5.9 in each contest.
- The Spartans get the most three-point shooting production out of Hauser, who makes 2.2 threes per game.
Kansas State Wildcats Leaders
- Keyontae Johnson records 17.5 points and seven rebounds per game for the Wildcats, enough to make him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
- Markquis Nowell records more assists than any other Kansas State player with 7.8 per game. He also averages 17.1 points and grabs 3.5 rebounds per game.
- Nowell is reliable from three-point range and leads the Wildcats with 2.4 made threes per game.
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