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Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Preview

Michigan State SpartansMichigan Wolverines
March 5, 2:00 PM | Crisler Arena

Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD18-12

Michigan looks to cover the Wolverines-Spartans pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 18-12 mark when they host Michigan State in college basketball action.

The Wolverines bring a 18-12 record (16-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-12 Spartans, who are 10-16-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Michigan go 15-9 so far and the Spartans go 9-17.

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Betting Line:
Michigan opened as 2-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 102-rated Michigan State taking on the No. 125-rated Wolverines in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-69 win for the Wolverines on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's No. 247 nationally ranked offense (66.4 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 143 at 66.8 PPG. The Wolverines have been averaging 44.8% from the field, more than the Spartans have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 210-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 247 nationally in scoring at home.

Michigan State won its last outing, an 85-66 result against Iowa on March 2. They covered in that game as a 11-point favorite. Keith Appling scored 18 points leading the Spartans to an 85-66 victory over Iowa at Breslin Center on Wednesday.

In their last action, Michigan was a 70-63 winner on the road against Minnesota. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points leading the Wolverines to a 70-63 victory over Minnesota at Williams Arena on Saturday.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Iowa are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Spartans at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State's last 8 games on the road
Michigan State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Michigan State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing Michigan State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing at home against Michigan State
Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

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