Louisville Vs Michigan State Elite 8 Breakdown and ATS WINNER

ctsports picksAnalyst IMarch 28, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 27:  Terrence Williams #1 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates on court against the Arizona Wildcats during the third round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

I hope everybody enjoyed yesterday's two games. We already have two Big East teams in the Final Four, and Louisville is trying to make it three.

What a great game yesterday between Pitt and 'Nova. We can only hope that today's games will be as good. Craig, from CT Sports Picks, missed yesterdays free play Pitt, but will hopefully get back on track today.

Today's game features two power house coaches in Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino.
This game might be a track meet, as both teams have shown a propensity to run and gun. It will be interesting to see if Michigan State can run with a very deep Louisville team.
Louisville comes at you in waves, and usually wears teams out in the second half. With a four guard rotation, the Cards just keep coming at you until you give it up late.
The Spartans have turned back several good teams lately, and will try to upset a strong Louisville team to make the Final Four.
Lets look at records and trends:
Team records
Michigan State: 29-6 SU, 19-13 ATS
Louisville: 31-5 SU, 22-14 ATS
Recent Trends
-Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
-Spartans are 2-5 ATS in their last seven vs. Big East.
-Cardinals are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.
-Cardinals are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games as a favorite.
Michigan State has had a very nice season, and has overachieved in my opinion. Tom Izzo is a great coach, but even his skills will not keep this game close. Louisville is too deep, and the press will kill Michigan State late in this game.
As we all have seen, the Big East is the best conference this year. Louisville showed on Thursday what they can do when they are hitting outside shots.
Terrance Williams and Earl Clark might be the best two all around players left in the tournament, and will have a great game today. The Cards will keep up the hot shooting, and show how over-rated the Big Ten is.
This will most likely be a high scoring affair, but the Cards have no problem ATS.  SCORE:  LOU 90 - MSU 75
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