|College Basketball: Michigan State vs. Michigan Picks & Predictions for February 23|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 23 February 2014 11:20|
Michigan State vs. Michigan Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Michigan as a 1.5-point favorite versus in-state rival Michigan State, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 137.5 points. The Spartans enter play with a 22-5 record and are 8-1 on the road this year, while the Wolverines are 18-7 overall and 10-2 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Wolverines opened as 3.5-point favorites but the line has been dropping ever since. Right now you can find Michigan as either a 1 or 1.5-point favorite depending on which sports book you view. The total hasn't moved much, although it looks to be on the rise after opening at 137.5. Some books currently list the line at 138.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 71% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Spartans. 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.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: Take Michigan State. According to latest college basketball trends, the underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams. The Spartans are also 8-1 against the number in their last nine road games, 5-1 ATS in their last six conference games and 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games versus a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the Wolverines are just 1-4 against the number in their last five Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. This is a revenge spot for MSU after UM knocked them off back in January in East Lansing. With Keith Appling's wrist isn't 100-percent but he provides MSU a boost nonetheless.
SUNDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS +1.5