After starting their season off 6-0 with wins over Notre Dame and at-the-time, number sixth-ranked Duke, it appeared to be another dominant season for the Michigan State Spartans. However, they’d go onto lose their next seven of nine games, and sitting at 8-7, it appeared that all hope was lost. Though as he always does, head coach Tom Izzo got his puppies organized, and now as we enter Tournament week, Michigan State appears to be in.
Following their impressive 70-64 upset win over number two overall Michigan, according to ESPN’s bracketologist, Joe Lunardi, the Spartans are one of the last four byes, meaning they wouldn’t have to play in the play-in-game.
— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) March 7, 2021
The Big Ten Tournament is set to start March 10th, with the Spartans opening up against Maryland on March 11th at 11:30 am EST. A win over the Terrapins, who they lost to convincingly a couple of weeks ago would pretty much guarantee a spot in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Michigan State currently sits at +2500 to win the Big Ten Tournament. And with recent wins against Michigan, Ohio State, and Illinois, +2500 screams value.
After all, it is March and there’s a ton of madness headed our way. And even in this state, where online and mobile betting launched in January of this year. Fans can find comfort in knowing that their state has regulated online sports betting for all their March Madness bets. It’s true, that Michigan State and Tom Izzo’s six Big Ten Championships can’t be left out.