The Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines have battled to three straight UNDER results for totals bettors on the college hoops lines as they head into another matchup on Sunday.
Michigan State got past Michigan 75-52 as a 2-point home underdog on February 12 in the first meeting of the season between the Big Ten rivals. Totals bettors have seen the UNDER pay out on the college hoops lines in eight of the past nine games between them.
Michigan will face the 22-6 Spartans, who own a 11-13-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 15-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spartans are 12-12 favoring the OVER.
College basketball odds makers at opened the Michigan Wolverines as 5.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Wolverines) and the No. 11 (Spartans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-77 result in favor of the Wolverines has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 56 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.5 per game. That compares with Michigan’s No. 136 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan is college basketball's No. 36-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 291 with 5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Michigan State owns the country's No. 64-rated mark, allowing 64.7 points per game on the highway. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 38 in scoring at home.
Michigan State was a 68-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Michigan State got 14 points from Gary Harris but lost anyway, 68-60, to Ohio State on Sunday at Value City Arena.
In their last action, Michigan was an 84-78 loser on the road against Penn State. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Wolverines to a win (they lost 84-78 to Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday).
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Wisconsin are 7-3
After playing Ohio State are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Purdue are 4-6
After playing Penn State are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Spartans at Wolverines trends to consider:
Michigan State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games on the road
Michigan State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Michigan's last 9 games when playing Michigan State
Michigan is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 7 games when playing at home against Michigan State
Michigan State home to Wisconsin, Thursday, March 7
Michigan at Purdue, Wednesday, March 6