Michigan State vs. Duke,
03/29/2013 21:45 EDT,
Score: 61 - 71
Point Spread: +2/-106 Michigan State
*3 Star Michigan State/Duke ATS CASH* It's a clash of the titans in the Midwest when Michigan State meets Duke. Tom Izzo and Coach K are arguably the two best coaches left in the tournament. The Spartans played in the best conference in the country, and I think that has prepped them well for March Madness. Izzo's teams always play their best at the end of the season. Michigan State will have a major advantage inside with Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix in this one. If they can get Mason Plumlee in foul trouble, Duke will have serious problems slowing down Michigan State inside. The Spartans should control the boards here. Duke's three-point shooters are very good, but Izzo's team gets out on shooters very well. I'd prefer to back a team with the strong defense and strong interior than back a team who relies on hitting jump shots. I had this one as Michigan State -1.5. Grab the two points and the Spartans here. Take Michigan State.