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College Basketball Matchup - Michigan State Spartans Columbia Lions Odds Preview

Columbia LionsMichigan State Spartans
1-1November 15, 2013, 09:00 | Breslin Center2-0

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Breslin Center Friday as host Michigan State looks to handle the Columbia Lions in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Lions have watched them go 1-1 and 1-0 ATS on the year, while the Spartans are at 2-0 and 0-0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Spartans are 1-0, while the Lions have a 1-0 mark.

View Columbia Lions vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Spartans installed as -26.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 30 and the Lions sitting at No. 115.

Columbia was a 71-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Manhattan. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Columbia got 23 points from Grant Mullins but lost anyway, 71-70, to Manhattan on Tuesday at Levien Gym.

Michigan State was a 78-74 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Kentucky. They earned a push of the 4-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got a 27-point effort from Julius Randle, who added 13 rebounds, but Michigan State still managed to defeat Kentucky 78-74 Tuesday at United Center.

Next up:
Columbia at North Texas, Thursday, November 21st
Michigan State at Portland, Monday, November 18th