Kentucky vs. Michigan State Pick
CHICAGO, IL (ATS Consultants) – There are several great matchups tonight in college basketball but none bigger than No. 1 Kentucky versus No. 2 Michigan State at 7:30PM ET. Will the Spartans cover the 3.5-point spread?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Michigan State as a 3.5-point favorite over Kentucky, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 145 points. The Wildcats enter play with a 2-0 record while the Spartans are 1-0.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Spartans opened as 3-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 3.5 at most online sports books, while the total opened at 140.5 and has been bet up as high as 146 at some books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 57% 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 Spartans are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games versus the SEC while the Wildcats are 4-9 against the number in their last 13 games versus a team with a winning straight up record. Kentucky is also 1-4 against the number in its last five games overall, 1-4 ATS in their last five neutral site games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS -3.5