Florida Gulf Coast vs. Michigan State Prediction
Michigan State lost its season opener to the top-ranked team in the nation, but will have a chance to rebound today as heavy favorites at home versus Florida Gulf Coast. Can the Spartans even their record at 1-1 while also covering the spread tonight?
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Breslin Center at 6PM ET
TV: Big Ten Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spartans are a 22-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 150 points. As of Sunday afternoon, 56 percent of public bets are siding with host Michigan State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Eagles fall at Illinois State
Florida Gulf Coast struggled in the first half as it fell behind 37-28 at the break en route to a 77-66 loss at Illinois State to drop to 1-1 on the season. Schadrac Casimir paced the Eagles with 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting with two assists. Dinero Mercurius contributed 11 points. Haanif Cheatham added 10 points, five rebounds and two assists.
Spartans’ comeback attempt falls shot
Michigan State was upended 92-87 Tuesday night in Indianapolis by top-ranked Kansas in the season opener for both teams. The Spartans trailed 50-36 at halftime before cutting into the deficit after the break and eventually covering the spread as 6-point underdogs. Kenny Goins led MSU with 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds and three assists. Joshua Langford scored a team-best 18 points and pulled down four rebounds. Cassius Winston contributed 13 points, 11 assists, three rebounds and two steals. Matt McQuaid added 12 points, five boards and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
Florida Gulf Coast
The Eagles are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 road games. The under is 9-3-1 in the last 13 FGCU games overall.
The over is 6-2 in the last eight Spartans’ non-conference games. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 Michigan State games overall.
Michigan State should have much better success against a weaker opponent today, but I still have a hard time giving 22 points on a squad that lost a lot of starpower from last season. The Spartans will get better as the year progresses and they should win today fairly easily, but remember that an 85-65 blowout win still gives FGCU a victory on the spread line. Take the points with the Eagles here.
PREDICTION: FLORIDA GULF COAST +22