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Michigan State Spartans battle vs Minnesota Golden Gophers highlights college basketball odds menu

Minnesota Golden GophersMichigan State Spartans
13-3January 11, 2014, 02:15 | Breslin Center14-1

Breslin Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Michigan State Spartans and the visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Spartans bring a 14-1 record (7-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-3 Golden Gophers, who are 5-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Michigan State go 7-7 so far and the Golden Gophers go 4-8.

View Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Spartans installed as -11-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Spartans) and the No. 22 (Golden Gophers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 68-65 winner as they battled Penn State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Minnesota earned a 68-65 victory over Penn State on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Deandre Mathieu at Bryce Jordan Center.

Michigan State was a 72-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Keith Appling scored 20 points leading the Spartans to a 72-68 victory over Ohio State at Breslin Center on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 81.87 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 58 at 65.81 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 48.44% so far, more than the Golden Gophers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.46% per game.

A few Golden Gophers at Spartans trends to consider:
Minnesota is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State's last 8 games
Michigan State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Ohio State, Thursday, January 16th
Michigan State at Northwestern, Wednesday, January 15th