In a battle of highly ranked Big 10 programs, #5 Michigan (21-3) takes on #8 Michigan State (20-4) Tuesday at 9:00ET. Get college basketball odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Michigan has dropped two of their last three games to fall to 21-3 SU and 12-9-1 ATS. They are 4-3 on the road this year, and 8-3 in conference action. Over their last 10 matchups, they are 7-3 straight up and 4-5-1 against the spread. Michigan has failed to cover in three straight. Michigan plays another game on the road in this one which makes it 3 of 4 games away from Crisler Arena. In order to come out victorious against Michigan St. the Wolverines will need a good performance from Trey Burke, the all everything point guard is averaging 18.2 PPG and this Michigan team follows his lead at every turn. Michigan averages 77 points a game while only giving up 60 PPG on the defensive end.
Michigan State has won three games in a row to improve to 20-4 SU and 9-11-1 ATS. They are perfect at home, posting a 14-0 mark for the year, and are an impressive 9-2 in conference action. Their only loss over the last ten games is a road loss to #1 Indiana, and they are 6-3-1 against the spread over that span. It seems as though Tom Izzo’s teams come out with the same strategy every year and they are consistently in the hunt every year in the Big Ten as they are this season. Look for them to try and intimidate Michigan physically and diffuse them with a stifling defense and solid rebounding which have always been hallmarks of Izzo coached teams.
Michigan is a 1 ½ point road favorite. Michigan State has played solid of late, especially at home. Playing 3 of 4 games in conference on the road is tough and at this point we see MSU playing their best ball of the season while Michigan has faltered a bit as of late. Because of this, take the Spartans +1 ½ so pick up sportsbook promotion codes.