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Michigan State Spartans vs Bowling Green Falcons Preview

Bowling Green FalconsMichigan State Spartans
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Breslin Center

Bowling Green Falcons vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


The Spartans will try to cover the spread at Breslin Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Bowling Green Falcons in college basketball action.

The Spartans sit at 8-2 (6-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Falcons are currently 5-4 (5-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Michigan State is 2-5-1 OU, and Bowling Green is 4-3 OU.

View Bowling Green vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Michigan State opened as 19-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Spartans) and the No. 256 (Falcons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-70 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Falcons is ranked No. 256 in NCAA hoops at 33.6 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State’s No. 9 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 233-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Bowling Green rates No. 324 at 4 per game.

Defensively, Bowling Green features the nation's No. 131-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Bowling Green was an 82-79 loser on the road against Valparaiso. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Bowling Green got 25 points from A'uston Calhoun on the way to an 82-79 loss against Valparaiso on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Michigan State won its last outing, a 74-67 result against Gonzaga on December 10. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Draymond Green went off for 34 points and added 2 rebounds for good measure, leading Michigan State to a 74-67 win over Gonzaga on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Florida International are 0-2
After playing Valparaiso are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Gonzaga are 3-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Falcons at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Bowling Green's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 6 games on the road
Bowling Green is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Bowling Green is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Bowling Green at Florida International, Thursday, December 22
Michigan State home to UMKC, Monday, December 19