|Game||Michigan State Spartans vs Duke Blue Devils|
|Date & Time||Tuesday December 3, 2019, 9:30 PM (EST)|
Breslin Center East Lansing, MI
MSU -6 Total 146.5
The No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils visit Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday to play the No. 3 ranked Michigan State Spartans. The Blue Devils bounced back from their loss to Stephen F. Austin with an 83-70 victory on Friday over Winthrop. Matthew Hurt led the Blue Devils with 20 points, while Joey Baker chipped in with 16. The Blue Devils lost freshman Cassius Stanley to a leg injury.
Vernon Carey Jr. is the leading scorer and the leader in rebounding with average of 18.4 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Tre Jones is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 15.1 points and 6.9 assists per game. Duke has four players averaging double figures in scoring.
Michigan State improved to 5-2 following a 75-62 victory over UCLA in the Maui Invitational. Cassius Winston led the Spartans with 20 points, while Xavier Tillman added 14 for Michigan State. The Spartans have won two straight since losing their opening game of the tournament to Virginia Tech.
Cassius Winston leads the Spartans in scoring and assists with averages of 17.9 points and 6.0 assists per game. Xavier Tillman is the leading rebounder for the Spartans with an average of 10.0 points per game and is Michigan State’s second leading scorer with an average of 12.3 points per game. In all, just three Spartans’ players are averaging double figures in scoring.
Recent Betting Trends
- Duke is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 versus an opponent from the Big Ten
- The OVER has cashed in each of the Blue Devils last 4
- Michigan State is 18-8 ATS in its last 26 at home
- The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Spartans last 11
Duke and Michigan State each lost last week and both will fall in the rankings. Nonetheless, the two are very talented and will put on a great display of basketball on Tuesday. Duke has a strong inside and outside game with Vernon Carey Jr. down low and Tre Jones on the perimeter which makes it difficult for opponents to guard. Duke has covered the number in 10 of the last 13 when playing a member of the Big Ten. Final Score Prediction, Duke Blue Devils win and cover ATS 76-71.