Michigan vs Michigan State NCAAB Odds, Game Preview & Pick

Michigan vs Michigan State NCAAB Odds, Game Preview & Pick

Written by on March 8, 2019

The Michigan Wolverines head to rival Michigan State looking to end their regular season with a victory. Michigan still hopes for a 1-seed. Beating Michigan State and then winning next week’s Big Ten tournament could ensure that happens. Check out our analysis for one of the top games on Saturday, March 9.

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Michigan vs Michigan State NCAAB Odds, Game Preview & Pick

  • When: Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 pm ET
  • Where: Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: Michigan / Michigan State
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • ATS Odds: TBA
  • Over/Under Total Odds: TBA

Why #7 Michigan Wolverines are a good bet ATS?

Michigan’s been excellent both straight up and against the spread this entire season. Recently, they’ve gone 4-1 on the moneyline and 4-1 against the spread.

The lone loss was to Michigan State, but the Wolverines could turn the tables on the Spartans. Now that they know how Michigan State will play them, Michigan should make the necessary adjustments to prevent the Spartans from pulling off the sweep.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 70.7
  • Field Goal %: 45.1
  • 3-Point %: 35.1
  • Free Throw %: 69.4
  • Rebounds/G: 35.5
Defense:
  • Points/G: 58.3
  • Field Goal %: 39.9
  • 3-Point %: 29.5
  • Free Throw %: 65.6
  • Rebounds/G: 31.4

Why Michigan State Spartans are a good bet ATS?

Is Michigan State a safe NCAAB odds pick vs Michigan?

Michigan State was on an absolute roll before losing to Indiana last Saturday. The Spartans had their chances to put away the Hoosiers. They couldn’t. However, MSU bounced back with a win and cover against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The Spartans might just be better than the Wolverines. As a +4 road dog, Michigan State beat Michigan 77-70. That’s an 11-point win counting the spread. The better team prevails in rivalry games.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 79.9
  • Field Goal %: 48.9
  • 3-Point %: 38.5
  • Free Throw %: 74.4
  • Rebounds/G: 41.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 66
  • Field Goal %: 37.5
  • 3-Point %: 31.6
  • Free Throw %: 67.1
  • Rebounds/G: 29.2

NCAAB Betting Trends for Michigan vs Michigan State

  • Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
  • Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games versus a team with a winning % greater than .600
  • Spartans are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games versus a team with a winning straight up record
  • Spartans are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game

Michigan vs Michigan State Final NCAAB Betting Analysis

Michigan should play much better, but they have a bad matchup in this one. Spartans point-guard Cassius Winston dominated the Wolverines with 27 points and 8 assists in the last head-to-head. Cassius only turned the ball over 3 times while he stole it twice.

Michigan point-guard Zavier Simpson can’t hang with Winston. Not only that, but even though the Wolverines have looked great in their last couple of games, Simpson’s had a combined 5 turnovers and 0 steals. Zavier’s a true point-guard, he averages 6.3 assists and only 9.2 points while Cassius is a point-guard-scorer, averaging 18.8 points and 7.7 assists. The point-guard-scorer leads his team to the win and cover.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Michigan State ATS


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