Davidson vs. Michigan State Prediction
The 10-7 matchup in the West Region will take place on Friday night when Michigan State hosts Davidson at 9:40 p.m. ET. Which one of these teams will advance to the second round on Sunday with a victory tonight?
751 Davidson Wildcats (+1) vs. 752 Michigan State Spartans (-1); o/u 140.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
Davidson Wildcats DFS Snapshot
Foster Loyer will start Friday's contest against Fordham. Loyer will draw the start in place of Grant Huffman, who will presumably still be available off the bench. Loyer, a transfer from Michigan State, operated as a reserve during Davidson's regular season finale following a return from a four-game absence due to a leg injury, but he's back in his usual spot in the starting lineup Friday. The 6-foot guard is averaging 16.8 points, 3.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 31.1 minutes per game.
Michigan State Spartans DFS Snapshot
Tyson Walker (ankle) who was previous expected to miss practices this week, has indeed been active with the team at practice, Kyle Austin of MLive.com reports.Walker, who sustained an ankle injury in the Big Ten tournament against Purdue, has practiced with the team this week. The 6-foot junior has appeared in all 34 games for the Spartans this season, averaging 8.1 points, 1.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and one steal on 22.4 minutes per game. Walker has been integral in distributing the ball for Michigan State and the Spartans will hope to have him back soon.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Wildcats are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games as a favorite, are 5-1 against the number in their last six neutral site games and are 6-2 at the window in their last eight games overall. Davidson has also covered in four of its last five neutral site games as a favorite.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: DAVIDSON WILDCATS +1