Michigan State at Minnesota 2/13/18 - CBB Picks & Predictions
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MSU Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
NCAAB: 9:00 PM EST
Feb. 13, 2018
Latest Odds : MSU -10.5 Total 151
The #4 Michigan State Spartans (24 - 3, 12 - 2 CONF) are on the road this week in order to take on the hometown Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minnesota will be hosting this game at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN. Michigan State comes into this matchup riding high on an eight-game winning streak while the Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost seven straight games. Michigan State will be heavily favored in this game against a Minnesota team that has gone completely off of the rails.
The Michigan State Spartans will be taking the court in this game looking to impose themselves upon Minnesota. Michigan State is scoring 83 PPG on offense this season while shooting 52% from the floor as a team. Miles Bridge (18 PPG, 7 RPG) and Nick Ward (13 PPG, 7 RPG) lead the team in scoring and they'll both be forces on the glass in this game. Michigan State is giving up just 65 PPG to opposing teams on defense so far this year.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be looking to turn their fortune around with a big win against a solid team. Minnesota is scoring 77 PPG on offense this season while shooting a lowly 44% from the floor as a team. Minnesota needs Jordan Murphy (17 PPG, 12 RPG) to have a huge outing in this game in order for the Golden Gophers to keep this game even remotely close.
Recent Betting Trends:
Spartans are 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Golden Gophers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Ten.
Over is 10-4 in Spartans last 14 Tuesday games.
Over is 18-7-1 in Golden Gophers last 26 Tuesday games.
Free Betting Pick: Michigan State Spartans -10.5
Fading this struggling Gophers team has been money for us lately, Minnesota is just 2-8 ATS in last 10 games. Spartans have not been much better going just 2-6-2 ATS in last 10 games, but difference in Michigan State is healthy and ultra talented. Final Score Prediction, Michigan State Spartans win and cover ATS 76-64.