Michigan State to face rival Michigan
The Michigan State Spartans were upset at home in their last game against the Michigan Wolverines as those two schools renew their college basketball rivalry on Sunday afternoon.
Michigan beat Michigan State 80-75 as a 5.5-point road underdog on the college basketball odds in their first meeting of the season back on January 25 in an OVER result. The UNDER, though, had paid off in eight of their last 10 matchups.
The Wolverines are 18-7 so far on the season, and 12-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 22-5 and 15-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Michigan go 13-10 and the Spartans go 13-13 on the totals.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spartans were listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 60-ranked Wolverines and the No. 48-rated Spartans in this matchup.
Michigan State won its last outing, a 94-79 result against Purdue on February 20. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Michigan State got 25 points from Gary Harris en route to a 94-79 victory over Purdue on Thursday at Mackey Arena.
In their last action, Michigan was a 75-62 loser at home against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Michigan got 25 points from Caris LeVert on the way to a 75-62 loss against Wisconsin on Sunday at Crisler Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 33 in NCAA Division 1 with 38 per game. That compares with Michigan’s No. 213 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan is college basketball's No. 14-ranked team at 8.36 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 18 with 8.22 per game.
Michigan State home to Illinois, Saturday, March 1st
Michigan at Purdue, Wednesday, February 26th