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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Michigan State Spartans College Basketball Betting Preview

The Michigan State Spartans will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Wednesday when they play host to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Breslin Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Michigan State Spartans betting line opened as -14-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 10-5 and 7-7 ATS Michigan State Spartans will face the 11-4 Rutgers Scarlet Knights, who own a 5-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Michigan State Spartans are 6-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-6-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Michigan State Spartans rated this week at No. 129 and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights sitting at No. 158.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Michigan State's No. 185-ranked offense, averaging 72 PPG, against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 23 at 62.33 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 46.98% so far, more than the Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.68% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Scarlet Knights endured a 60-47 loss at the hands of the Nittany Lions on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Mike Williams at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Alvin Ellis III scored 16 points leading the Spartans to a 61-52 victory over Northwestern at Breslin Center on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • Rutgers is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers at Iowa, Sunday, January 8th
Michigan State at Penn State, Saturday, January 7th