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Michigan State vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay - 12/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix (6-5) at Michigan State Spartans (8-2)
Date & Time Sunday December 16, 2018, 5:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -26.5 -- Over/Under: 160.5
TV Channel
BTN
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The Green Bay Phoenix and Michigan State Spartans meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Breslin Center.

The Green Bay Phoenix look for a big victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Green Bay Phoenix are averaging 79.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 84.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Sandy Cohen III is averaging 15.3 points and six rebounds while JayQuan McCloud is averaging 12.7 points and 2.2 rebounds. Cody Schwartz is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Manny Patterson is dishing 0.7 assists. The Green Bay Phoenix are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 62.3 percent from the free throw line. The Green Bay Phoenix are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Green Bay Phoenix have lost four of their last five road games.

The Michigan State Spartans look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 84.8 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Joshua Langford is averaging 16.7 points and two assists while Cassius Winston is averaging 16.1 points and 2.2 rebounds. Nick Ward is the third double-digit scorer and Xavier Tillman is dishing 1.6 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans haven’t lost a home game since January 13.

The Phoenix are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Spartans last 6 non-conference games. The over is 12-3 in Phoenix last 15 overall.

The Green Bay Phoenix are a really inconsistent team and struggle big time on the defensive end, especially on the road where they're allowing 48.3 percent shooting and being outscored by 13.6 points. The Michigan State Spartans have shown to be one of the more balanced teams in the country and are outscoring teams by 33.8 points at home this season. This is a lot of chalk to lay, but MSU is head and shoulders the better team in this contest.

Pick:
Michigan State Spartans -26.5

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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