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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Spartans over Grizzlies

Oakland SpartansMichigan State Grizzlies
7-0December 14, 2013, 04:00 | Palace of Auburn Hills2-8

The Oakland Grizzlies host Michigan State on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-8 mark against the 7-0 Spartans in college hoops action at Palace of Auburn Hills.

Oakland battles the Spartans, currently sitting with a 7-0 mark (2-3-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-7 for the Grizzlies and 5-1 for the Spartans.

View Michigan State Spartans vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Oakland in this one found them as 17-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 297-ranked Grizzlies and the No. 17-rated Spartans in this matchup.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 79-65 loser at home against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Michigan State suffered a 79-65 loss against North Carolina on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Gary Harris in a losing effort at Breslin Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 217 nationally ranked offense (68.6 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 98 at 68.38 PPG. The Grizzlies have been averaging 40.93% from the field, less than the Spartans have managed so far this season (48.73% on average).

A few Spartans at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Oakland is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
Oakland is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Michigan State
Michigan State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Michigan State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Michigan State home to North Florida, Tuesday, December 17th
Oakland at Illinois State, Monday, December 16th