Michigan State hosts rival Wolverines
The UNDER has paid out in nine of the last 10 games between the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans as those schools renew hostilities in hoops action at the sportsbooks on Saturday night.
Michigan and Michigan State split their two meetings last season SU, but the Spartans won both of those UNDER results ATS to pay off on the college basketball odds. Michigan State is 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS in its last 10 games against Michigan.
The Spartans currently sports a 18-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-7-1 ATS. The Wolverines are 14-4 and 9-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 9-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wolverines have gone 9-7 against the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Michigan State sat as -6-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
The Spartans sit at No. 4 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wolverines sit at No. 25 on the same chart.
Michigan was a 75-67 winner in its last match at home against Iowa. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Nik Stauskas went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Michigan over Iowa, 75-67, on Wednesday at Crisler Center.
Michigan State was a 71-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Indiana. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Michigan State earned a 71-66 victory over Indiana on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Gary Harris at Breslin Center.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolverines is ranked No. 213 in NCAA hoops at 33.44 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State’s No. 23 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 48-ranked team in the country at 7.68 per game, while Michigan rates No. 15 at 8.44 per game.
A few Wolverines at Spartans trends to consider:
Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Michigan is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Michigan State is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Michigan State's last 12 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan home to Purdue, Thursday, January 30th
Michigan State at Iowa, Tuesday, January 28th