The Michigan Wolverines have won three of their last four games against the Michigan State Spartans both SU and ATS as those rivals hit the hardwood in East Lansing on Tuesday night.
Totals bettors might pay special attention to the Wolverines vs. Spartans college hoops matchup on Tuesday night, as the UNDER has paid out seven times in their past eight meetings. The schools split their games 1-1 both SU and ATS in two UNDERs last season.
The Spartans sit at 20-4 (10-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wolverines are currently 21-3 (13-9-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Michigan State is 10-10 OU, and Michigan is 13-10 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Spartans) and the No. 17 (Wolverines) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-77 result in favor of the Wolverines has been projected by the scores prediction engine. Watch for the latest line, which opened with the Wolverines as -1.5-point favorites, according to BetOnline.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan State's No. 119 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Wolverines defense that sits as the No. 43 at 60.4 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 46.8% from the field, less than the Wolverines have managed so far this season (49.8% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Michigan owns the country's No. 121-rated mark, allowing 67 points per game on the highway. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 126 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Michigan, they were a 65-62 loser as they battled Wisconsin on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Michigan suffered a 65-62 loss against Wisconsin on Saturday, getting 19 points from Trey Burke in a losing effort at Kohl Center.
Michigan State was a 78-65 winner in its last match on the road against Purdue. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Michigan State got 20 points from Branden Dawson en route to a 78-65 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Mackey Arena.
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Penn State are 4-6
After playing Wisconsin are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Nebraska are 3-0
After playing Purdue are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Wolverines at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Michigan's last 9 games on the road
Michigan is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 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 UNDER in 5 of Michigan State's last 5 games when playing at home against Michigan
Michigan State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Michigan
Michigan State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Michigan home to Penn State, Sunday, February 17
Michigan State at Nebraska, Saturday, February 16