Michigan State vs. Louisville - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (5-0) at Michigan State Spartans (7-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Breslin Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and the Louisville Cardinals face off on Wednesday in East Lansing in college basketball action as part of the ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge.
The Michigan State Spartans are 7-0 this season and they have looked impressive on the court. Michigan State is averaging 85 points and they are shooting 51 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.6 points and they are shooting 39 percent. Denzel Valentine leads the Spartans averaging 19.9 points and 8.9 rebounds. Bryn Forbes is averaging 11.4 points, Deyonta Davis is averaging 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Javon Bess is averaging 8.0 points. Michigan State is looking like a favorite to make the Final Four this season.
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The Louisville Cardinals are 5-0 this season but they haven’t played any quality opponents or road games as of yet. Louisville is averaging 84.8 points and they are shooting 52.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 51.2 points and their opponents are shooting 32.4 percent. Damion Lee leads the Cardinals averaging 17.4 points per game. Trey Lewis is averaging 12.4 points, Quentin Snider is averaging 10 points, and Chinanu Onuaku is averaging 9.6 points and 7.4 rebounds. This is easily Louisville’s stiffest test thus far this season.
Michigan State is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 4-1 against the spread against the ACC, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Louisville is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
With the total set at 134.5 I look for a deliberate pace and for this one to stay under. My stronger play is on the winner against the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area.