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NCAAB: Louisville vs Michigan State

The Louisville Cardinals and Michigan State Spartans meet for just the fifth time in the two programs histories, with Michigan State going 3-1 SU and ATS in the rare meetings. The last time these teams clashed was last season when the Spartans won 76-70 as two-point favorites.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games in December.
  • Louisville is 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 against the Big Ten.
  • Louisville has a nation-best plus-21.4 rebound differential this season.

Denzel Valentine has proven to be one of the best players in the nation with the senior nearly averaging a triple-double so far this season. The Spartans guard put up a statsheet-filling performance against the Cardinals last season as he put up 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Louisville has gone undefeated thanks to a couple of transfers in Damion Lee and Trey Lewis. Lee, the Drexel transfer, has been averaging a team-high 17.4 points per game while Lewis, who played at Penn State and Cleveland State, is second with 12.4.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Michigan State Spartans as -4.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Louisville Cardinals vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Michigan State Spartans battles the Louisville Cardinals, currently sitting with a 5-0 mark (2-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 2-4 for the Michigan State Spartans and 0-2 for the Louisville Cardinals.

The Spartans - Cardinals odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Michigan State is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisville is at No. 19.

Recent Outings Betting Recap



Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Louisville is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Louisville's last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's 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

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Grand Canyon, Saturday, December 5th
Michigan State at Binghamton, Saturday, December 5th