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NCAA hoops odds preview - Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Michigan State

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansMichigan State Spartans
Nov 20, 6:00 PM | Breslin Center

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


Breslin Center will host Spartans vs. Trojans action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 0-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Spartans are 1-1 ATS. Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-2 on the totals; Michigan State is 1-1.

View Arkansas-Little Rock vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Spartans installed as 22.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 67-ranked Spartans and the No. 208-rated Trojans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-60 win for the Spartans on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Michigan State's No. 213-ranked scoring average of 66.7 PPG, against a Trojans defense rated No. 159 and allowing 65.8 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 39.9% to date this season, more than the Trojans shooters have managed so far (38.2% per game).

Defensively, Arkansas-Little Rock features the nation's No. 120-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 254 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Arkansas-Little Rock was a 62-51 loser on the road against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as underdogs. The Trojans endured a 62-51 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Friday, despite a 11-point effort from Courtney Jackson at EMU Convocation Center.

Michigan State won its last outing, a 76-41 result against Texas Southern on November 18. The battle between the Spartans and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas Southern was handed a 76-41 defeat on Friday at Breslin Center.

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Trojans at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 5 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Michigan State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
Michigan State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, November 26
Michigan State home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Wednesday, November 23