Michigan State Spartans (19-9) vs. Michigan Wolverines (15-12)
March 1, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -4.5 / Michigan State Spartans +4.5; Over/Under: -140.5
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The Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center. The Michigan State Spartans need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Michigan Wolverines look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 72.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Gabe Brown is averaging 11.4 points and 1.1 assists, while Malik Hall is averaging 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. Marcus Bingham Jr. is grabbing 6 rebounds and Max Christie is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 72.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Hunter Dickinson is averaging 17.8 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Eli Brooks is averaging 12.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Caleb Houston is the third double-digit scorer and DeVante’ Jones is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The Spartans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wolverines are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The under is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 road games. The over is 14-6 in Wolverines last 20 overall. The home team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Michigan Wolverines aren’t the most trustworthy team in the world, but they’re at home, where they win by an average of 7.9 points and shoot 50 percent from the field. The Michigan State Spartans have been a tough team to figure out, and their offense comes and goes. In this rivalry, the home team has won and covered each of the last seven meetings. Because of that, give me Michigan and the reasonable chalk.