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Point spread favors Spartans in battle with Golden Gophers

Michigan State SpartansMinnesota Golden Gophers
Feb 22, 8:30 PM | Williams Arena

Michigan State Spartans vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

22-5TEAM RECORD17-10

The Golden Gophers will be trying to slam the Michigan State Spartans on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Williams Arena in college betting action.

The Golden Gophers sport records of 17-10 and 11-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 22-5 and 18-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-12 for the Golden Gophers and 13-10-2 for the Spartans.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 97 (Golden Gophers) and the No. 1 (Spartans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-70 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 176-ranked scoring average of 68.3 PPG, against a Spartans defense rated No. 13 and allowing 58.6 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 47% to date this season, less than the Spartans shooters have managed so far (47.5% per game).

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.9 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 76-62 winner as they battled Purdue on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Spartans got a 20-point performance from Draymond Green, who added 10 rebounds, as Michigan State ran past Purdue 76-62 on Sunday at Mackey Arena.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 64-53 result against Northwestern on February 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. The Golden Gophers got 21 points from Julian Welch, but it was Northwestern that prevailed in a 64-53 final on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Nebraska are 1-0
After playing Purdue are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Northwestern are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Spartans at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Michigan State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Michigan State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next up:
Michigan State home to Nebraska, Saturday, February 25
Minnesota home to Indiana, Sunday, February 26