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Michigan State Spartans vs Lehigh Mountain Hawks Preview

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Dec 22, 9:00 PM | Breslin Center

Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


The Michigan State Spartans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Breslin Center on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Spartans sport records of 10-2 and 7-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mountain Hawks have 9-3 and 4-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5-1 for the Spartans and 2-1 for the Mountain Hawks.

View Lehigh vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Spartans as 14.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 1 and the Mountain Hawks at No. 89 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 88-82 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan State has the nation's No. 57-rated offensive output, at 75.8 PPG. The visiting Mountain Hawks defense ranks No. 182 allowing on average 66.9 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Mountain Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lehigh owns the country's No. 167-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 105 in scoring at home.

Lehigh was a 95-55 winner in its last match at home against Arcadia. The battle between the Mountain Hawks and Knights didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Arcadia was handed a 95-55 defeat on Monday at Stabler Arena.

Michigan State was an 89-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against UMKC. They covered the 25–point spread as favorites. Michigan State cruised to victory on Monday, running UMKC out of the gym and running up an 89-54 score at Breslin Center.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Mountain Hawks at Spartans trends to consider:
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:
Lehigh at Saint Peter's, Wednesday, December 28
Michigan State home to Indiana, Wednesday, December 28