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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Host the Michigan State Spartans in NCAA College Basketball Action

Louis Brown Athletic Center features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the visiting Michigan State Spartans in college hoops betting odds action on Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Michigan State Spartans in this one, their betting line was listed as -22.5-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Michigan State Spartans vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights sit at 6-23 (9-16 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Michigan State Spartans are currently 24-5 (19-9 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Rutgers is 17-8 OU, and Michigan State is 14-14 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 347 and the Michigan State Spartans sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rutgers's No. 229-ranked scoring average of 67.34 PPG, against a Michigan State Spartans defense rated No. 13 and allowing 63.31 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights FG% has averaged 41.55% to date this season, less than the Michigan State Spartans shooters have managed so far (48.23% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans blew out Penn State on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 88-57 win at Breslin Center.

Rutgers was run off the court by the Wildcats on Saturday as Northwestern routed them 98-59 at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan State's last 7 games
  • Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Rutgers's last 17 games
  • Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State home to Ohio State, Saturday, March 5th
Rutgers at Minnesota, Saturday, March 5th