Duke vs. Michigan State Prediction: Can The Blue Devils Take Down The Spartans and Move to Sweet 16?

Duke vs. Michigan State prediction and pick for Sunday's Round of 32 matchup between the Blue Devils and Spartans. Who should you be backing? Handicapper Matt McCuen gives us his pick and breakdown.
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Duke vs. Michigan State Prediction: Can The Blue Devils Take Down The Spartans and Move to Sweet 16?

Duke will take on Michigan State on Sunday afternoon for a chance to play in the Sweet 16. If it seems like these two teams have been in a position to play in the Sweet 16 often, it’s because they have. These are two of the best programs in all of the nation, especially over the last couple of decades.

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Duke vs. Michigan State Prediction

This is a very talented Duke roster for Coach K that is projected to have five first-round picks in the upcoming NBA draft. The top of the bunch comes in the form of Paolo Banchero. Banchero is projected to go no later than 3rd overall in the upcoming NBA draft. Trevor Keels is a guy to watch in this game tonight. He's another extremely talented freshman that will be a first-round pick soon. Michigan State has a more well-balanced attack, but their most gifted scorer comes in the form of forward Gabe Brown. Brown is a shooter that when he gets hot, can take over a game. Max Christie is a guy to keep your eye on in this game as well as he is an extremely talented young freshman. The coach headline of Coach K vs. Tom Izzo should be fun as well, and Izzo will look to make Sunday Coach K's final game. 

I am going to back the dog here in Michigan State.

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The dogs are going to start barking the more this tournament goes on, and we are getting a great spot for one tonight. I really like the way this Michigan State team plays together. They are filled with unselfish players that play hard for forty minutes. I am also a huge fan of Tom Izzo, and once March comes around, it is tough to find a coach more prepared than Izzo. I think he will have his guys ready for this game tonight, and they will stay close throughout. It will be vital for the Spartans to control the pace of this game and play with the flow they want. I think that they will be able to use their experience in this one against a fairly young Duke roster. I believe the Spartans will have a chance to pull off the upset tonight in what should be a great game!

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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