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North Florida Ospreys face Michigan State Spartans: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

North Florida OspreysMichigan State Spartans
5-6December 17, 2013, 07:00 | Breslin Center8-1

The Michigan State Spartans will try to cover the spread at Breslin Center on Tuesday when they get a visit from the North Florida Ospreys in NCAA basketball action.

Michigan State battles the Ospreys, currently sitting with a 5-6 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-3 for the Spartans and 2-0 for the Ospreys.

View North Florida Ospreys vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

Michigan State opened as -24.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 23 and the Ospreys at No. 291 heading into this contest.

Last time out for North Florida, they were an 89-68 loser as they battled Indiana on the road. They covered in the match as a 23-point underdog. North Florida was run off the court by the Hoosiers on Saturday as Indiana routed them 89-68 at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Michigan State won its last outing, a 67-63 result against Oakland on December 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 16.5-point favorite. Michigan State earned a 67-63 victory over Oakland on Saturday, getting 21 points from Keith Appling at Palace of Auburn Hills.

A few Ospreys at Spartans trends to consider:
Michigan State is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Michigan State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
North Florida home to Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, December 21st
Michigan State at Texas, Saturday, December 21st