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Texas Southern Tigers visit Michigan State Spartans in NCAAB hoops battle

Texas Southern TigersMichigan State Spartans
Nov 18, 6:30 PM | Breslin Center

Texas Southern Tigers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


Texas Southern pays a visit to Michigan State on Friday, hoping to send the Spartans to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Breslin Center.

This season, the Spartans are 0-2 overall and 1-1 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 1-1 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Michigan State boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and Texas Southern is 0-0.

View Texas Southern vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 67 (Spartans) and the No. 175 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 63-56 result in favor of the Tigers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 336 in NCAA hoops at 26.5 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State’s No. 82 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 316-ranked team in the country at 3 per game, while Texas Southern rates No. 20 at 10 per game.

Defensively, Texas Southern features the nation's No. 265-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Texas Southern was a 66-49 winner at home against Eastern Michigan. Lawrence Johnson-Danner scored 20 points leading the Tigers to a 66-49 victory over Eastern Michigan at Health and PE Arena on Tuesday.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 74-69 loser on the road against Duke. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. The Spartans endured a 74-69 loss at the hands of the Blue Devils on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Keith Appling at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 1-0
After playing Duke are 2-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
Michigan State is 6-15-1 ATS in its last 22 games

Next up:
Texas Southern at Wisc-Milwaukee, Sunday, November 20
Michigan State home to Arkansas-Little Rock, Sunday, November 20