Stephen Nover's NCAA Tourney Thursday Bookie Basher - 16-6 CBB Run!
(NCAAB) Michigan State vs. Kansas State, 03/23/2023 6:30 PM, Score: 93 - 98
Point Spread: 1.50 | -103.00 Kansas State (Home)
Result: Win
Tom Izzo is a great coach. But Michigan State is getting too much respect here because of that. Kansas State is the better team. So I'll back the Wildcats in an underdog role. 

The Wildcats have been underrated on the line all season. They have covered 16 of the past 21 times versus above .500 opponents. 

Michigan State missed 14 of 16 3-point shots in its win against Marquette. The Spartans won't survive Kansas State if they don't shoot a whole lot better from beyond the arc. The Wildcats have the superior defense. They rank 13th in 3-point defense. 

The Spartans are averaging just 66.3 points in their last three games.