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Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan - 12/17/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-1) at Michigan State Spartans (7-3)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Breslin Center)

The Line: Michigan State Spartans -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Michigan State Spartans and the Eastern Michigan Eagles face off on Wednesday in East Lansing in a college basketball matchup.

The Michigan State Spartans are 7-3 this season and they are ranked 22nd in the nation. MSU is averaging 76.3 points and they are shooting 50.4 percent from the floor including 45.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 61 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. Denzel Valentine leads the Spartans averaging 15 points and 5.3 rebounds. Travis Trice is averaging 14.3 points and 5.7 assists, Branden Dawson is averaging 11.6 points and 8.7 rebounds, and Bryn Forbes is averaging 10.5 points. Michigan State’s three losses have all come to teams ranked in the top 25.

Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan - 12/17/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-1 this season bouncing back from their first loss of the year falling to Dayton by beating Michigan last time out. EMU is averaging 69.7 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Ray Lee is averaging 15 points per game to lead the Eagles. Karrington Ward is averging 12.9 points and 7.2 rebounds, Mike Talley is averaging 10.1 points, and Anali Okoloji is averaging 8.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Eastern Michigan hasn’t beaten a team with a RPI better than 100.

Michigan State is 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games. Eastern Michigan is 8-2 against the spread in their last eight Wednesday games and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.

Michigan State wins the game but it is closer than this number so I will take the points. 

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Eastern Michigan Eagles +14.5

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