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Michigan State Spartans home to Golden Gophers in NCAAB betting action

Minnesota Golden GophersMichigan State Spartans
Jan 25, 8:30 PM | Breslin Center

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

15-5TEAM RECORD16-4

The visiting Golden Gophers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Breslin Center against the Michigan State Spartans.

The Spartans sit at 16-4 (12-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Gophers are currently 15-5 (9-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Michigan State is 10-6-2 OU, and Minnesota is 8-9 OU.

View Minnesota vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Spartans in this one, they're listed as 10.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Spartans and the No. 95-ranked Golden Gophers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-75 result in favor of the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Gophers is ranked No. 190 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State’s No. 16 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 219-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Minnesota rates No. 303 at 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Minnesota features the nation's No. 243-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 75-52 result against Northwestern on January 22. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Golden Gophers blew out Northwestern on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-52 win at Williams Arena.

Michigan State was an 83-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Purdue. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Michigan State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Purdue out of the gym and running up an 83-58 score at Breslin Center.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois are 6-4
After playing Northwestern are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois are 7-3
After playing Purdue are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Golden Gophers at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan State's last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Michigan State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Illinois, Saturday, January 28
Michigan State at Illinois, Tuesday, January 31

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