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Michigan State Spartans vs Falcons College Hoops Game Preview

Michigan State SpartansBowling Green Falcons
Dec 18, 7:00 PM | Stroh Center

Michigan State Spartans vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds

9-2TEAM RECORD5-4

The visiting Michigan State Spartans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Stroh Center against the Bowling Green Falcons.

Bowling Green battles the Spartans, currently sitting with a 9-2 mark (3-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-4 for the Falcons and 3-4 for the Spartans.

View Michigan State vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Falcons installed as 10.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 262-rated Falcons and the No. 45-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-65 result in favor of the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bowling Green's No. 282-ranked offense, averaging 62.2 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 19 at 56.4 PPG. The Falcons field goal percentage has averaged 39.8% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 102-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, comes in at No. 312 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 92-56 winner at home against Tuskegee. Michigan State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Tuskegee out of the gym and running up a 92-56 score at Breslin Center.

In their last action, Bowling Green was a 57-42 winner at home against Samford. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The Falcons grabbed a 57-42 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Jordon Crawford at Stroh Center.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Texas are 7-0
After a win are 8-2

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Spartans at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games on the road
Michigan State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Michigan State home to Texas, Saturday, December 22
Bowling Green at South Florida, Friday, December 21