Michigan State Spartans visit Miami Hurricanes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Michigan State Spartans vs Miami Hurricanes Odds
Miami will look to improve on its 3-1 record on Wednesday when they host Michigan State in NCAA basketball odds action at BankUnited Center.
The Hurricanes are 3-1 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 5-1 and 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 0-0 and the Spartans go 2-2 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Miami sat as 2-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 205-ranked Hurricanes and the No. 51-rated Spartans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-73 win for the Spartans on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 86 in NCAA hoops at 38.5 per game. Contrast that with Miami’s No. 170 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 206-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Michigan State rates No. 309 at 4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Michigan State owns the country's No. 112-rated mark, allowing 65 points per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 96 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 63-60 winner as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 22.5-point favorite. Michigan State got 19 points from Keith Appling en route to a 63-60 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday at Breslin Center.
In their last action, Miami was a 77-62 winner at home against Detroit. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Miami earned a 77-62 victory over Detroit on Saturday, getting 15 points from Durand Scott at BankUnited Center.
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Nicholls State are 1-1
After a win are 8-2
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Massachusetts are 1-2
After playing Detroit are 0-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Spartans at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State's last 8 games on the road
Michigan State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Michigan State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Miami is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Michigan State home to Nicholls State, Saturday, December 1
Miami at Massachusetts, Saturday, December 1