Michigan State Spartans (6-0) at Northwestern Wildcats (3-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats +4 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and Northwestern Wildcats meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Michigan State Spartans look for a win to build on their 6-0 record. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 84.8 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Joey Hauser is averaging 13.3 points and 10 rebounds while Rocket Watts is averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 assists. Aaron Henry is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Brown is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game.
The Northwestern Wildcats look for a statement win to build on their 3-1 record. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 93.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 58.5 points on 33.7 percent shooting. Miller Kopp is averaging 16.3 points and three rebounds while Chase Audige is averaging 15.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Boo Buie is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Berry is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern Wildcats are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games. The Wildcats are 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 home games. The over is 7-2 in Spartans last 9 overall. The over is 7-3 in Wildcats last 10 overall. The favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Michigan State Spartans have passed every test up to this point and have one of their better offenses in recent memory. The Northwestern Wildcats are scoring oodles of points, but a lot of those numbers are due to playing subpar programs, and the only decent team they've played this season, they lost to Pittsburgh. Northwestern hasn't played anybody close in talent to Michigan State and playing on the road these days doesn't mean much with no fans. I'll lay the generous chalk with the Michigan State Spartans.