Last Updated Mar 01, 2022, 8:39 PM

Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Michigan State Spartans (19-9, 10-7) travel to face the Michigan Wolverines (15-12, 9-8 Big Ten) at Crisler Center in East Lansing, Mich. on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on FOX Sports 1.

Score Prediction

Michigan State 73 Michigan 69

Best Bet

Michigan State +155 ML
Michigan State +4.5 (-110)

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES PREDICTIONS

The Spartans picked up a much-needed 68-65 win over Purdue at home Saturday as 4.5-point underdogs, snapping an 0-3 SU/ATS skid in the past three games. Michigan State also entered that game 1-6 ATS in the prior seven games, so they really needed to get back on track.

The last time these teams played, Sparty smoked the Wolverines 83-67 as four-point favorites as the OVER connected on Jan. 29. Michigan State dominated at 55% (30-of-55) from the field and 50% (9-of-18) from behind the arc, while knocking down 80% (12-of-15) from the free-throw line. Four players were in double digits, including A.J. Hoggard with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and the Spartans swatted six shots, including four alone by Marcus Bingham, Jr.

The Wolverines' NCAA Tournament hopes are on life support, and it is going to take a miracle to get them to the Big Dance at this point. It's likely win the Big Ten Tournament or bust, but Michigan could use all the signature wins it can get, including this one. It topped Rutgers at home last Wednesday, but was tripped up 93-85 by Illinois on Sunday.

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES BETTING ODDS

  • Michigan State +155
  • Michigan -179
  • Michigan State +4.5 (-110)
  • Michigan -4 (-110)
  • Over 142.5 (-110)
  • Under 142.5 (-110)

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MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big Ten
  • Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • Venue: Crisler Center
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • TV-Time: FS1 - 8:00 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 19-9
  • ATS: 14-13-1
  • O/U: 13-14-1

The Spartans snapped a three-game loss and non-cover streak with its mild upset of Purdue on Saturday in East Lansing. Michigan State is 4-3 ATS in the past seven games as an underdog, winning three of those games outright.

Michigan State enters 2-6 ATS in the past eight games overall, while failing to cover in each of the past four outings on the road. The Spartans are also 2-5 ATS in the past seven against teams with a winning overall record, for which Michigan still qualifies - barely.

The UNDER has been the rule for Sparty, going 4-1 in the past five games on the road, 4-1 in the past five following a straight-up win and 4-1 in the past five following a cover. However, the OVER is 11-4 in the past 15 against teams with a winning overall record.

MICHIGAN WOLVERINES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 15-12
  • ATS: 11-16
  • O/U: 16-11

The good news for Michigan is that it scored 85 points, the highest point total since dropping 87 on Southern Utah in a win Dec. 18 in Ann Arbor. The bad news is that the Wolverines coughed up 93 points, a season high for points allowed.

Michigan enters this game 4-0 ATS in the past four games following a non-cover loss, while going 27-12-1 ATS in the past 40 games following a straight-up loss. However, they're also just 1-6 ATS in the past seven at home against teams with a winning road record.

As far as totals are concerned, the OVER has cashed in 14 of the past 20 games overall, and 11 of the past 15 against teams with a winning overall record.

INSIDE THE STATS - MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

  • Record: 19-9
  • PS/G: 72.1 (156th)
  • PA/G: 67.2 (127th)
  • ORtg: 105.2 (124th)
  • DRtg: 98.0 (136th)

INSIDE THE STATS - MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

  • Record: 15-12
  • PS/G: 72.7 (144th)
  • PA/G: 69.3 (185st)
  • ORtg: 107.6 (68th)
  • DRtg: 102.6 (252nd)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • MIST: Gabe Brown - G (11.4 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 1.1 APG, 91.4 FT%)
  • MIST: Malik Hall - F (9.8 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.2 APG, 54.2 FG%, 49.1 3P%)
  • MICH: Eli Brooks - G (12.1 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.9 APG, 1.0 SPG, 39.5 3P%)
  • MICH: Hunter Dickinson - C (17.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.3 BPG, 55.1 FG%)
The home team has covered in each of the past seven meetings between these rivals. (AP)

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES BETTING CONCLUSION

Michigan State's Hoggard is questionable for this game due to a leg injury. As mentioned above, he had a double-double the last time these teams squared off, so if he cannot play it would change things dramatically for the visitors.

Michigan State won the first meeting by 16 points in East Lansing, and the Spartans have won and covered each of the past two. In this series, Michigan State is 6-2 SU/5-3 ATS in the past eight meetings. For totals, the OVER cashed in the most recent meeting, and the OVER is 7-3 in the past 10 meetings in this series.

The Wolverines are desperate for a victory, trying to breathe life into their NCAA Tournament hopes, which are on life support. It's not going to happen. The Spartans will grab their 20th victory on the season, enhancing their resume for an eight- or nine-seed while squashing their rivals in the process. Win-win for the boys in green.

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES BETTING TRENDS

  • Michigan State is 2-6 ATS in the past eight games overall.
  • Michigan State is 0-4 ATS in the past four road games.
  • Michigan State is 2-5 ATS in the past seven vs. winning teams.
  • Michigan State is 1-6 ATS in the past seven following a SU win.
  • Michigan is 4-0 ATS in the past four following a non-cover.
  • Michigan is 27-12-1 ATS in the past 40 following a SU loss.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five road games for Michigan State.
  • The OVER is 11-4 in the past 15 vs. winning teams for Michigan State.
  • The OVER is 14-6 in the past 20 games overall for Michigan.
  • The OVER is 11-4 in the past 15 vs. winning teams for Michigan.
  • The home team is 7-0 ATS in the past seven meetings.

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