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Dec 5, 8:00 PM | Breslin Center

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


The Michigan State Spartans hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions pay a visit to Breslin Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Michigan State battles the Golden Lions, currently sitting with a 1-6 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Spartans and 0-0 for the Golden Lions.

View Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 29.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 39-rated Spartans and the No. 237-ranked Golden Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-46 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan State has the nation's No. 176-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Golden Lions defense ranks No. 264 allowing on average 71 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Golden Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 35.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas-Pine Bluff owns the country's No. 237-rated mark, allowing 74.2 points per game on the highway. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 190 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Arkansas-Pine Bluff was an 80-59 loser on the road against Oregon. The Golden Lions were hammered by Oregon on Saturday, losing by an 80-59 final at Matthew Knight Arena in college basketball betting action.

Michigan State was an 84-39 winner in their most recent outing at home against Nicholls State. The battle between the Spartans and Colonels didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nicholls State was handed an 84-39 defeat on Saturday at Breslin Center.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 2-0
After playing Nicholls State are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Golden Lions at Spartans trends to consider:
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Air Force, Saturday, December 8
Michigan State home to Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, December 8