Michigan State is reaching top form at the right time with a 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS record in its last six games.
The 4-seed Spartans are a 7-point favorite Saturday against 12-seed Harvard. Wrapping up the night's East Region action is Connecticut vs. Villanova, with Villanova going off as a 3.5-point favorite
With Thursday's 93-78 win over Delaware as a 14-point favorite, Michigan State improved to 6-1 SU and ATS in its last seven games as a betting favorite. The Spartans have played in nine second-round games since 2001 and are 7-2 ATS over that stretch.
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Michigan State has won its last four games by an average of 13.3 points per game.
Harvard extended its winning streak to nine games Thursday with its 61-57 upset win over Cincinnati. The Crimson are now 7-1 ATS over their last eight games and 12-seeds overall are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against 4-seeds in the tournament.
The UNDER is 9-2 in Harvard's last six games as an underdog.
Connecticut improved to 3-1 SU and ATS over its last four games with an 89-81 win over Saint Joseph's. It was a rare offensive shootout for the Huskies, who are 13-2 on the UNDER over their last four games. UConn is 6-2 ATS over its last eight NCAA Tournament games. 7-seeds are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against 2-seeds.
Villanova cruised to a 73-53 win as a 16.5-point favorite against Milwaukee in the Round of 64 The Wildcats improved to 11-1 SU and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as the betting favorite. In their last 12 games against Connecticut, the Villanova Wildcats are 8-2-2 ATS.
The UNDER is 5-1-1 in Villanova's last seven games.
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