NCAA hoops odds preview - Texas vs. Michigan State
Texas Longhorns vs Michigan State Spartans Odds
The Michigan State Spartans hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Texas Longhorns pay a visit to Breslin Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Michigan State battles the Longhorns, currently sitting with a 7-4 mark (4-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Spartans and 3-6 for the Longhorns.
Bettors looking to go with the Spartans in this one found them listed as 11-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Longhorns was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spartans sit at No. 45 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Longhorns sit at No. 89 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Spartans will win this game 78-69.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Longhorns rank No. 25 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.9 per game. That compares with Michigan State’s No. 27 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan State is college basketball's No. 288-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Longhorns rate No. 268 with 5.1 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas owns the country's No. 160-rated mark, allowing 69.7 points per game on the highway. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 127 in scoring at home.
Texas won its last outing, an 85-67 result against North Carolina on December 19. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. Texas earned an 85-67 victory over North Carolina on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Sheldon McClellan at Frank Erwin Center.
In their last action, Michigan State was a 64-53 winner on the road against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. Michigan State got 12 points from Gary Harris en route to a 64-53 victory over Bowling Green on Tuesday at Stroh Center.
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Rice are 6-2
After playing North Carolina are 3-2
After a win are 5-5
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Bowling Green are 2-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Longhorns at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games on the road
Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas home to Rice, Saturday, December 29
Michigan State at Minnesota, Monday, December 31