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Michigan State Spartans Battle vs Youngstown State Penguins Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The Michigan State Spartans host Youngstown State on Tuesday, looking to build on their 5-4 mark against the 5-4 Penguins in college basketball betting action at Breslin Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Michigan State Spartans betting line as -18-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans currently sport a 5-4 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-5 ATS. The Youngstown State Penguins are 5-4 and 3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Michigan State Spartans produce a 4-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Youngstown State Penguins have gone 4-1 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 197-ranked Michigan State Spartans and the No. 249-rated Youngstown State Penguins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan State has the nation's No. 190-rated offensive output, at 71.78 PPG. The visiting Youngstown State Penguins defense ranks No. 243 allowing on average 80.44 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 46.88% so far, more than the Michigan State Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.84% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nick Ward scored 24 points and helped out with 24 rebounds for Michigan State on Saturday, leading the Spartans to a 80-76 victory over Oral Roberts at Breslin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Youngstown State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Youngstown State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Youngstown State at American, Saturday, December 10th
Michigan State at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, December 10th