Duke vs. Michigan State - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans (4-3) at Duke Blue Devils (6-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and the Michigan State Spartans face off on Tuesday in a college basketball matchup of traditional powers.
The Duke Blue Devils are 6-1 this season winning their last 4 games in a row since taking their lone loss of the season at the hands of Kentucky. Duke is averaging 85.6 points per game shooting 48.1 percent from the floor and 36.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points per game and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Luke Kenard leads the Blue Devils averaging 17.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Grayson Allen is averaging 16.1 points and 5.6 rebounds, Frank Jackson is averaging 16 points, and Amile Jefferson is averaging 13.6 points and 9.4 rebounds. Duke is looking like they will be a factor once again in the big picture.
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The Michigan State Spartans are 4-3 this season and have played the toughest schedule in the country by far. Michigan State is averaging 71 points per game and they are shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 38.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.4 percent. Miles Bridges leads the Spartans averaging 17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Eron harris is averaging 12.7 points for MSU, Nick Ward is averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Matt McQuaid is averaging 7.4 points. Michigan State has scheduled big but they are coming off of a win over Wichita State where they played their best basketball of the season.
Duke is 7-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games, and 9-3 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. Michigan State is 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 road games, 11-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-7 against the spread in their last 9 games.
This is a monster spread because Michigan State has really played just one solid game this season while it is a home game for Duke and they seem to be in full gear. Look for the Blue Devils to add to MSU’s frustration.