Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Michigan State Spartans Point Spread - Free NCAAB Picks

Date: 
January 11, 2:35 PM EST
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Point Spread: 
Michigan State -4.5
Total: 
139

The Michigan State Spartans host the 24th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers in a Big 10 game that will take place at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan at 7 PM ET. Minnesota has won 15 of their 17 games on the season and they have covered the spread in 10 of the 15 games that have had a posted line. Michigan State has won 11 of their 17 games this season and they have covered in eight of the 16 games that have had a posted line.

Minnesota is coming off a 78-68 win over Ohio State in their last game where they covered the 5-point line. The total number of points scored in the game was 146, which was over the closing line of 139.5. The Golden Gophers have covered the spread in their last t here games and in their last five games the total has gone over four times. Minnesota has won three in a row since their 2nd loss of the season, which was at home facing Michigan State.

Michigan State is coming off a 72-63 loss to Penn State where they failed to cover the spread as a 5-point favorite. The total number of points scored in the game was 135, which was under the closing line of 142.5. Previous to the Penn State game the Spartans had covered the spread in four straight games and in three of their last five games the total has gone under. The loss to Penn State snapped Michigan State’s four-game winning streak.

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Offensively, Minnesota is putting up 77.4 points per game on a 44.2% FG average. On the defensive side of the ball the Golden Gophers are allowing 66.6 points per game on a 38.1% FG average, which ranks 12th in the nation.

Michigan State is putting up 72.7 points per game on a 47.3% FG average. On defense the Spartans are allowing 67.9 points per game on a 39.4% FG average.

These teams met in the Big 10 opener for each at Michigan State where the Spartans beat the Golden Gophers 75-74.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Michigan State Spartans Prediction

The Gophers lost in overtime to the Spartans back on December 27th, blowing a large first half lead. They responded to that loss with back to back road wins over Purdue and Northwestern before coasting to an easy win over Ohio State in their latest. Minnesota continues to be under-rated with a loss to Florida State on the road as their only other blemish on their record. Taking the points is the way to go here.

Free Pick: 
Take the Minnesota Golden Gophers +4

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