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Minnesota vs. Michigan State - 2/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Michigan State Spartans (24-3) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-13)
Date & Time Tuesday February 13, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers +10.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Michigan State Spartans (24-3) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-13)
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The Michigan State Spartans and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena. 

The Michigan State Spartans look for another victory to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 83.1 points on 51.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 36.3 percent shooting. Miles Bridges is averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 assists while Nick Ward is averaging 13.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Joshua Langford is the third double-digit scorer and Cassius Winston is dishing 7.1 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won four straight road games.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers need a victory here in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 77.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Jordan Murphy is averaging 17.4 points and 11.6 rebounds while Nate Mason is averaging 16.5 points and 4.2 assists. Amir Coffey is the third double-digit scorer and Dupree McBrayer is dishing 2.5 assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost four straight home games.

The Spartans are 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big Ten, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Ten and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spartans are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota, 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings and the home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Michigan State Spartans are finding ways to win and are a legit title contender, but each of their last three games have been decided by three points. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have not won a game in a month, but they're still outscoring teams by 9.8 points at home this season and the Williams Arena is one of the harder places to play in the Big Ten. Five of Michigan State's seven road games this season have been decided by 10 or less points. These clubs are heading in different directions, but the value is with the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the points here.

Pick:
Minnesota Golden Gophers +10.5

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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