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Michigan State Spartans vs Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA College Basketball Betting

Michigan State Spartans will go to the free throw line vs Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, hoping to boost its 13-1 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in this one found them listed as 10-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Spartans was expected to move the line.

Michigan State Spartans vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers bring a 6-7 record (2-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-1 Spartans, who are 8-5 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Minnesota go 8-3 so far and the Michigan State Spartans go 5-8.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 185 and the Michigan State Spartans sitting at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 159-ranked scoring average of 72.77 PPG, against a Michigan State Spartans defense rated No. 14 and allowing 61.36 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 41.22% to date this season, less than the Michigan State Spartans shooters have managed so far (48.67% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans endured a 83-70 loss at the hands of the Hawkeyes on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Eron Harris at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Golden Gophers endured a 78-63 loss at the hands of the Buckeyes on Wednesday, despite a 18-point effort from Carlos Morris at Value City Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Michigan State
  • Minnesota is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games when playing Michigan State
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing Michigan State

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State home to Illinois, Thursday, January 7th
Minnesota at Penn State, Tuesday, January 5th

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