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Michigan State Spartans take on Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Northwestern Wildcats will look to improve on a 15-6 record on Thursday when they host the Michigan State Spartans in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northwestern Wildcats as 6-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Michigan State Spartans vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Michigan State Spartans have watched them go 17-4 and 11-9 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Northwestern Wildcats are at 15-6 and 10-9-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Northwestern Wildcats are 9-11-1, while the Michigan State Spartans have a 8-12 mark.

The Wildcats - Spartans odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northwestern is rated No. 141 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Michigan State is at No. 47.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northwestern has the nation's No. 133-rated offensive output, at 74.14 PPG. The visiting Michigan State Spartans defense ranks No. 17 allowing on average 63.29 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 46.09% so far, less than the Northwestern Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.7% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans got 25 points from Bryn Forbes as Michigan State ran past Maryland 74-65 on Saturday at Breslin Center.

Northwestern was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Indiana and falling by a 89-57 score at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Michigan State is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
  • Michigan State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
  • Northwestern is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Northwestern is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State home to Rutgers, Sunday, January 31st
Northwestern at Iowa, Sunday, January 31st