Pair of Top 25 traditional powers face off as #22 Michigan St Spartans take on the #7 Kansas Jayhawks Tuesday at 7:00 ET at the State Farm Champions Classic in Atlanta. College basketball odds are at Bovada sportsbook.
The Michigan St. Spartans opened up the season with a four point loss to the UConn Huskies. They were favored by eight in the game, so it marked their third loss ATS dating back to last year’s NCAA tournament. An area of concern from their first game of the year was that they allowed UConn to shoot almost 50% from the field, why they shot around 37%.
As expected, last year’s runner up, Kansas steamrolled SE Missouri, 74-55; which barely missed the 20 point spread. Their defense was stifling, holding their opponent to under 30% from the field. Kansas did a phenomenal job on the boards, to cover a less than stellar shooting night.
Kansas is a 2 ½ point favorite. Their size up from should cause problems for Michigan St. Take the Jayhawks –2 ½ at online sportsbooks.