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Michigan State Spartans vs Kansas State Wildcats 3/23/2023 Analysis, Tips and Odds

Michigan State Spartans vs Kansas State Wildcats 3/23/2023 Analysis, Tips and Odds

Men’s Basketball Championship – East Region – Sweet 16

In a Sweet 16 matchup at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 23, 2023, the #7 Michigan State Spartans will take on the 3 Kansas State Wildcats. Michigan State heads into this game with a 21–12 record, averaging 70.2 points per game on 45.1% field goal shooting. The Spartans are also proficient from the charity stripe, hitting 75.7% of their free throw attempts and shooting 38.7% from three-point range. This season, they had an average of 35.6 rebounds per game and had 479 team assists, ranking 81st in the country.

In their previous game, Tyson Walker played the full 36 minutes and led the Spartans in scoring with 23 points on 17 shots, while AJ Hoggard added 13 points in 29 minutes to be the third Michigan State starter in double digits. In addition, Joey Hauser tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes, while Mady Sissoko contributed eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds in 21 minutes of game time.

  • Michigan State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games with a team in the Big 12 conference.
  • The Michigan State Spartans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played in March.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 10 of Michigan State’s last 15 games played on a Thursday.

Michigan State Spartans vs Kansas State Wildcats 3/23/2023 Analysis, Tips and Odds

On the back of a 25-9 record, the Kansas State Wildcats have been putting up decent offensive numbers this season. With a field goal percentage of 45.8%, the Wildcats rank 94th in Division 1 basketball. Scoring an average of 75.5 points per game, they have accumulated a total of 2,568 points this season, and grabbed 35.1 rebounds per game. Kansas State has been passing the ball well this season, with an average of 16.8 assists per game, which ranks ninth in college basketball. However, they also have a tendency to turn the ball over, giving up possession 14.1 times per game. The Wildcats have committed an average of 17.6 fouls per game and made 75.2% of their free throw attempts.

In their latest game, Markquis Nowell led the Kansas State offensive charge, scoring 27 points on 14 shots and playing all 40 minutes. Keyontae Johnson contributed 13 points on 14 shots, while Nae’Qwan Tomlin and Desi Sills each scored 12 points to round out the starting lineup. Kansas State’s bench contributed 7 points in total.

  • Kansas State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games with a team in the Big Ten conference.
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Kansas State’s last 8 games played in March.
  • The Kansas State Wildcats are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Thursday.

#7 Michigan State Spartans vs 3 Kansas State Wildcats. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Kansas State Wildcats. Kansas State is favored to win over Michigan State due to their superior strength and depth, despite both teams’ impressive wins so far. The Wildcats are expected to win and cover the spread at Madison Square Garden and continue on in the tournament with a predicted score of 75-69.

NCAAB Starting Time: 6:30 PM (EDT)

Location:  Madison Square Garden 

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023


NCAAB Odds: Kansas State Wildcats +1.5 

NCAAB Totals: 137

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