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Michigan State vs. Michigan - 3/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Michigan at Michigan State
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Breslin Center
East Lansing, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Michigan State -4 -- Over/Under: 135.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Breslin Center.

The Michigan Wolverines look for a victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 70.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 58.3 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 14.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Jordan Poole is averaging 12.9 points and three rebounds. Charles Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Zavier Simpson is dishing 6.3 assists. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have won four of their last six road games.

The Michigan State Spartans look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 79.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Cassius Winston is averaging 18.8 points and 7.6 assists while Nick Ward is averaging 15.1 points and 6.7 rebounds. Joshua Langford is the third double-digit scorer and Xavier Tillman is dishing 1.7 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won their last four home games.

The Wolverines are 37-15-1 ATS in their last 53 vs. Big Ten, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spartans are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 home games, 14-5 ATS in their last 19 vs. Big Ten and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Michigan St and the road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 11-4 in Spartans last 15 overall. The under is 5-0 in Wolverines last 5 Saturday games.

The Michigan Wolverines are probably the better team overall, but they were bullied by Sparty a couple of weeks ago and now have to go into East Lansing where Michigan State is winning by an average of 22.4 points while shooting 49.4 percent from the field. The Michigan State Spartans are 21-9 ATS on the season and 11-4 ATS at home. This is also senior night for Matt McQuaid and Kenny Goins, and those guys will want to end their careers with a season sweep of their rival. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Spartans.

Pick:
Michigan State -4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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