Michigan State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (1-6) at Michigan State Spartans (5-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:15 pm (Breslin Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -30 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and Michigan State Spartans play Saturday at the Breslin Center.
The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions have lost four straight and will play their fifth true road game. On the season, Arkansas-Pine Bluff is averaging 54.9 points on 37.2 percent shooting and is allowing 70.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Marcel Mosley is averaging 16.1 points on 40.2 percent shooting and Jovaughn Love is averaging 12.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. Tevin Hammond is averaging 3.6 assists per game and Ghiavonni Robinson is shooting 43.5 percent from the field. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions have just four players averaging more than four points per game and are shooting 33.3 percent from deep and averaging 15 turnovers. When you add the fact Arkansas-Pine Bluff is grabbing less just 26.9 rebounds per game, the Golden Lions are easily one of the worst teams in the country.
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The Michigan State Spartans hope to bounce back from two tough losses. On the season, Michigan State is averaging 73.9 points on 48.7 percent shooting and is allowing 62.1 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine leads MSU with 15.4 points and 5.5 rebounds while Travis Trice is averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 assists. Branden Dawson is grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game and Bryn Forbes is shooting 50 percent from the field. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting an impressive 43.2 percent from beyond the arc and have seven players averaging at least five points. Defensively, Michigan State is averaging more than 39 rebounds per game and is holding teams to 29.9 percent shooting from deep.
The Golden Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spartans are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff is god awful and doesn't have an advantage anywhere in this game. While the spread is insane, this has one of those classic CBB blowouts in a game nobody is going to watch.