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Michigan vs. Michigan State - 2/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Michigan State at Michigan
Date & Time Sunday February 24, 2019, 3:45 PM (EST)
Location
Crisler Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Michigan -4 -- Over/Under: 130.5
TV Channel
CBS
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The Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center.

The Michigan State Spartans look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 80.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 37.2 percent shooting. Cassius Winston is averaging 18.9 points and 7.4 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 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won seven of their last nine road games.

The Michigan Wolverines look for a victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 70.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 57.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds while Jordan Poole is averaging 13.1 points and two rebounds. Charles Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Zavier Simpson is dishing 6.2 assists. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines haven’t lost a home game since January 9 of last year.

The Spartans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games, 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. Big Ten and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Wolverines are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 8-2 in Wolverines last 10 overall. The under is 4-0 in Spartans last 4 overall.

The Michigan Wolverines have won the last three meetings against the Michigan State Spartans, and they've won those games by an average of 16.6 points. Michigan hasn't only covered six of its last seven home games, it hasn't lost a home game in over a colander year and is winning at home this season by an average of 15.5 points. The Michigan State Spartans is battle tested on the road and has played extremely well during this winning streak, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 11.2 points. However, Michigan is a step above the rest of the teams in the Big Ten the Spartans have beaten up on lately. I'll take the Wolverines and the reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Michigan -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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