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Long Beach State 49ers Visit Michigan State Spartans in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Long Beach State takes to the basketball court against Michigan State on Thursday, hoping to send the Spartans to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Breslin Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Michigan State Spartans were listed as -28-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Long Beach State 49ers vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans bring a 11-1 record (7-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-8 49ers, who are 6-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Michigan State go 7-5 so far and the Long Beach State 49ers go 7-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Michigan State Spartans rated this week at No. 4 and the Long Beach State 49ers sitting at No. 300.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Long Beach State is ranked No. 242 in NCAA basketball at 33 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State's No. 6 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 130-ranked team in the country at 7.92 per game, while Long Beach State rates No. 146 at 7.69 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The 49ers got 22 points from Gabe Levin, but it was Eastern Michigan that prevailed in a 85-80 final on Saturday at The Walter Pyramid.

The battle between the Spartans and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Houston Baptist was handed a 107-62 defeat on Monday at Breslin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Long Beach State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Long Beach State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Long Beach State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Long Beach State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Long Beach State at Colorado State, Saturday, December 23rd
Michigan State at Cleveland State, Friday, December 29th