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Big Ten Tournament - Michigan State Spartans take on Golden Gophers in NCAA Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Verizon Center Friday as the Minnesota Golden Gophers look to beat the odds vs the Michigan State Spartans in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Minnesota Golden Gophers as 0-point on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Michigan State Spartans vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 23-8 and 18-11 ATS Minnesota Golden Gophers will face the 19-13 Michigan State Spartans, who own a 17-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 17-12 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Michigan State Spartans are 15-16.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 107 and the Michigan State Spartans sitting at No. 92.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 75.61 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 68 at 68.53 PPG. The Golden Gophers field goal percentage has averaged 43.44% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.24% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans blew out Penn State on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 78-51 win at Verizon Center.

Minnesota got 17 points from Nate Mason but lost anyway, 66-49, to Wisconsin on Sunday at Kohl Center.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Minnesota
  • Michigan State is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Michigan State