College basketball wagering tips off for the 2012-2013 season Friday when the Spartans of Michigan State hit the hard court against the Huskies of Connecticut.
Ramstein Air Base in Germany ss the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
Its the first game for UConn since the retirement of coach Jim Calhoun and sets up Michigan State's run back to the top rungs of college basketball.
Sportsbooks such as had set the Huskies as 11-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates. And the total ws sitting at 132 over at GTbets.
How They Match Up:
Michigan State was a 57-44 loser in its last match at home against Louisville. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Brandon Wood scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 57-44 to Louisville at US Airways Center on Thursday).
Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 77-64 loser as they battled Iowa State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Connecticut got 22 points from Shabazz Napier but lost anyway, 77-64, to Iowa State on Thursday at KFC Yum! Center.
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas are 4-0
After playing Louisville are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Vermont are 3-0
After a loss are 4-6
A few Spartans at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Connecticut's last 9 games
Michigan State at Kansas, Tuesday, November 13
Connecticut home to Vermont, Tuesday, November 13