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What Has Happened To Michigan State?

The Michigan State Spartans are not looking like the once No.1 ranked team as they dropped three straight games SU and ATS. Each of those three games ended with Michigan State as a pretty heavy favorite as well. It doesn’t get any easier for the Spartans as they take on the seventh ranked Maryland Terrapins Saturday. 

Shark Bites
  • Maryland is 7-2 SU in their past nine true road games.
  • Michigan State is just 2-6 ATS in their past eight games.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in Maryland’s past eight games.

You can forgive losses to Iowa and Wisconsin on the road, but losing on home court to Nebraska is hard to fathom for Michigan State.  During their current three-game losing streak, the Spartans defense has gone missing as they have allowed an average of 75 points per game, nearly 12 more than their season average.

Maryland’s starting five has been one of the best in the nation as they have averaged a combined 61.9 points per game on 52.4 percent shooting. The depth has aided the Terrapins recently as star Melo Trimble has been held to single-digit points in three of the past five games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Michigan State Spartans in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Terrapins was expected to move the line.

Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Maryland Terrapins have watched them go 17-2 and 9-9-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Michigan State Spartans are at 16-4 and 10-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Michigan State Spartans are 8-11, while the Maryland Terrapins have a 9-9-1 mark.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Michigan State Spartans at No. 55 and the Maryland Terrapins at No. 18 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Maryland Terrapins rank No. 185 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.68 per game. That compares with Michigan State’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan State is college basketball's No. 87-ranked team at 7.75 per game, while the Maryland Terrapins rate No. 77 with 7.89 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Terrapins got 18 points from Melo Trimble as Maryland ran past Northwestern 62-56 on Tuesday at Xfinity Center.

Michigan State got 24 points from Denzel Valentine but lost anyway, 72-71, to Nebraska on Wednesday at Breslin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Maryland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Maryland's last 8 games
  • Maryland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Michigan State is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
  • Michigan State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland home to Iowa, Thursday, January 28th
Michigan State at Northwestern, Thursday, January 28th