A Big Ten battle is on tap between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the 10th-ranked Michigan State Spartans at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. The Spartans are 13-2 overall and 7-0 at home, while Minnesota is 10-3 overall and 3-1 on the road. Michigan State brings an eight-game winning streak into this contest.
The Spartans are favored by 11.5 points in the latest Michigan State vs. Minnesota odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 137.5. Before entering any Minnesota vs. Michigan State picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Michigan State vs. Minnesota spread: Michigan State -11.5
- Michigan State vs. Minnesota over-under: 137.5 points
What you need to know about Minnesota
Minnesota got off to a hot start under first-year head coach Ben Johnson, but it has now dropped consecutive games to Illinois and Indiana. The Golden Gophers lost their first meeting with Michigan State this season in a 75-67 decision on Dec. 8. Sophomore forward Jamison Battle leads Minnesota with 18.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
Battle will be hoping for a strong performance, as he is looking to lead his team to a win for the first time since Dec. 22. The Golden Gophers shot just 38.3 percent from the floor in their 73-60 loss to Indiana on Sunday. They have only covered the spread once in their last six games.
What you need to know about Michigan State
Michigan State has only lost two games this season, and both losses came against teams in the top 10 (Kansas, Baylor). The Spartans have put together an eight-game winning streak since losing to the Bears in November. They are coming off a 79-67 win over Nebraska last Wednesday.
The Spartans were scheduled to face Michigan last Saturday, but that game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues. Senior forward Gabe Brown leads Michigan State with 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, while senior forward Marcus Bingham Jr. is scoring 10.5 points and grabbing 7.8 boards. The Spartans have won 18 of their last 19 home games against Minnesota.
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