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Michigan State SpartansGeorgetown Hoyas
19-2February 01, 2014, 03:00 | Madison Square Garden11-9



The Georgetown Hoyas will hit the floor running against the visiting Michigan State Spartans Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hoyas currently sports a 11-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-11 ATS. The Spartans are 19-2 and 11-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hoyas produce a 11-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 10-10 against the number.

View Michigan State Spartans vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -8-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 7-rated Michigan State taking on the No. 197-rated Hoyas in this contest.

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Michigan State was a 71-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Michigan State earned a 71-69 victory over Iowa on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Keith Appling at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

In their last action, Georgetown was a 65-60 loser at home against Villanova. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Hoyas got 20 points from Markel Starks, but it was Villanova that prevailed in a 65-60 final on Monday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgetown's No. 158-ranked offense, averaging 71.2 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 40 at 64.9 PPG. The Hoyas field goal percentage has averaged 46.41% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.45% per game.

A few Spartans at Hoyas trends to consider:
Michigan State is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
Michigan State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Georgetown is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Georgetown is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games


Next up:
Michigan State home to Penn State, Thursday, February 6th
Georgetown at DePaul, Monday, February 3rd

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