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Minnesota Golden Gophers battle vs Michigan State Spartans highlights college odds menu

Michigan State SpartansMinnesota Golden Gophers
Feb 22, 9:00 PM | Williams Arena

Michigan State Spartans vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD17-9

The Minnesota Golden Gophers host Michigan State on Tuesday, looking to build on their 17-9 mark against the 15-11 Spartans in college hoops action at Williams Arena.

Minnesota battles the Spartans, currently sitting with a 15-11 mark (8-15-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-12 for the Golden Gophers and 8-15 for the Spartans.

View Michigan State vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Golden Gophers as 3.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Gophers - Spartans odds would favor the Golden Gophers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 40 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Michigan State is at No. 83. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-72 win for the Golden Gophers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 84 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is college basketball's No. 284-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 130 with 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 249-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 121 nationally in scoring at home.

Michigan State won its last outing, a 61-57 result against Illinois on February 19. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Kalin Lucas went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Michigan State over Illinois, 61-57, on Saturday at Breslin Center.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 66-63 result against Penn State on February 17. They earned a push in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Golden Gophers endured a 66-63 loss at the hands of the Nittany Lions on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Blake Hoffarber at Bryce Jordan Center.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Purdue are 5-5
After playing Illinois are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Michigan are 4-6
After playing Penn State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Spartans at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Michigan State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State's last 7 games on the road
Michigan State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Michigan State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Michigan State
Minnesota is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Michigan State home to Purdue, Sunday, February 27
Minnesota home to Michigan, Saturday, February 26