Michigan State vs LSU Expert Predictions

David Hayes
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The No. 2-seed Michigan State Spartans will square off against the No. 3-seed LSU Tigers on Friday, March 29, with a trip to the Elite 8 on the line. Spartans' head coach Tom Izzo lost his cool in the first-round matchup against the Bradley Braves, but his team rebounded nicely in the second round, defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 70-50.

The Spartans are 6-point favorites over the Tigers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and if you're thinking of placing a wager on this matchup, you might want to check out what some of the experts are saying first.

Michigan State vs LSU Predictions

Sports Chat Place

The staff at Sports Chat Place is picking the Spartans to win and cover the spread here. They believe the Tigers can keep it close initially, but thinks the Spartans will pull away at some point in the second half.

College Football News

On the other hand, Pete Fiutak, of College Football News, is picking the Tigers to pull off the upset, predicting a final score of 68-65. Fiutak thinks the Spartans' turnover issues will come back to haunt them here, as LSU's aggressive defense generates a ton of steals.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

Finally, ESPN is giving the Spartans an 80.6-percent chance at advancing to the Elite 8.

All in all, two of the three experts we highlighted here are picking Michigan State to win outright, with one also picking the Spartans to cover the spread. Fiutak is the lone expert picking LSU to pull off the upset.


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