Providence vs. Michigan State - 11/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans (6-0) at Providence Friars (6-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Providence Friars +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and Providence Friars meet Sunday night at the Honda Center.
The Michigan State Spartans hope to get off to a fast 7-0 start to the season. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 86.3 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 37.8 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 20.3 points and 9.2 assists while Deyonta Davis is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Bryn Forbes is the third double-digit scorer and Lourawls Nairn Jr. is dishing 4.7 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. Michigan State has five players averaging at least 8.2 points and have made 53 threes in six games. The Michigan State Spartans have won eight straight regular season games.
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The Providence Friars also look to remain unbeaten by getting their second straight win over a ranked team. The Providence Friars are averaging 76 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Kris Dunn is averaging 18.7 points and 6.7 assists while Ben Bentil is averaging 16.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Rodney Bullock is the third double-digit scorer and Kyron Cartwright is dishing 3.7 assists. The Providence Friars are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. Providence is averaging just nine turnovers and has 50 steals in six games. The Providence Friars have won 10 of their last 12 regular season games.
The Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. The Friars are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games.
It's about time Providnce starts getting a little more respect. While Michigan State is better than a banged up Arizona team, the Friars are led by one of the top players in the country and can score with the best of them. This game should come down to the wire.