Minnesota vs. MSU Free Pick

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EAST LANSING, MI (The Spread)– A pair of top 25 Big Ten teams will battle in East Lansing tonight when Michigan State hosts Minnesota at 7:00PM ET. Will the Spartans cover the small spread?

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Spartans as 4.5-point favorites versus the Golden Gophers, while the over/under is sitting at 130.5. Minnesota enters tonight’s game with a 17-5 overall record and is 5-4 in the Big Ten, while Michigan State is 18-4 overall and 7-2 in the conference.

LINE MOVEMENT: Michigan State opened as 2.5-point favorites but the line has been bet up to 4.5 at most sports books. As for the total, it opened at 131 and has been bet down slightly to 130.5 at most sports books.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 72% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Michigan State. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

NCAA FREE PICK: Take Michigan State. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Golden Gophers are 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games versus the Spartans and 1-5 ATS in their last six trips to East Lansing. Michigan State, meanwhile, is 7-3 against the number in its last 10 games on Wednesday and 3-1-1 ATS in its last five games versus a team with a win percentage above .600. The Spartans are also 12-0 at the Breslin center this season and have won 30 of their last 31 home games. While injuries are a concern for Tom Izzo’s squad, guard Gary Harris is expected to play tonight after suffering back spasms against Illinois last Thursday. With Harris  back in the lineup and leading scorer Keith Appling red hot, look for Michigan State to handle its business tonight.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS -4.5

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