NCAA Elite Eight Preview: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Michigan State Spartans

by Dirty on March 28, 2010

The Tennessee Volunteers and the Michigan State Spartans will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Edward Jones Dome.

Oddsmakers currently have the Volunteers listed as 2-point favorites versus the Spartans, while the game’s total is sitting at 136.

Tennessee roared back and came away with a 76-73 victory over Ohio State on in the Sweet 16 on Friday. Tennessee won the game as 4.5-point underdogs, while the 149 points sailed OVER the posted total of 137.

Wayne Chism collected 22 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double in leading Tennessee.

Michigan State roared back in the second half and defeated Northern Iowa 59-52 in the Sweet 16 on Friday. Michigan State won the game as a pick’em, while the 111 points went UNDER the posted total of 121.5.

Durrell Summers led the way with 19 points and seven rebounds.

Current streak:
Tennessee has won 3 straight games.
Michigan State has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Tennessee: 28-8 SU, 15-16-2 ATS
Michigan State: 27-8 SU, 14-20 ATS

Tennessee most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Ohio State are 0-2
After a win are 7-3

Michigan State most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Tennessee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

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