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Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Michigan State Spartans in college hoops odds

Michigan State SpartansGonzaga Bulldogs
Dec 10, 9:00 PM | McCarthey Athletic Center

Michigan State Spartans vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Gonzaga vs Michigan State battle Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bulldogs are 5-1 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 7-2 and 5-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Gonzaga go 3-3 and the Spartans go 2-5 on the totals.

View Michigan State vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Bulldogs as 3.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 150-rated Bulldogs and the No. 3-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-80 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Gonzaga has the nation's No. 51-rated offensive output, at 77.5 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 21 allowing on average 56.7 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 57 points per game. Gonzaga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 89 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were an 89-69 winner as they battled Cent Conn State at home. They covered in the match as a 18.5-point favorite. The battle between the Spartans and Blue Devils didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cent Conn State was handed an 89-69 defeat on Wednesday at Breslin Center.

In their last action, Gonzaga was an 82-75 loser on the road against Illinois. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs. Elias Harris scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 82-75 to Illinois at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Saturday).

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Bowling Green are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Illinois are 3-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Spartans at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Michigan State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Gonzaga is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Michigan State home to Bowling Green, Saturday, December 17
Gonzaga home to Oral Roberts, Thursday, December 15