Maryland vs. Michigan State Pick
Will No. 1 Michigan State hang on to its top ranking when it returns to Big Ten action tonight by hosting Maryland at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan State is favored at home tonight, as the Spartans are getting odds of -14 points against Maryland. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 139.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, Michigan and will air live on FS1.
Michigan State is on a 13-game win streak right now and has won its last four by at least 40 points. The Spartans are 14-1 overall, 2-0 in the Big Ten and 10-5 against the spread. MSU has covered in its last four. The Spartans are putting up 87.7 points per game right now while allowing just 61.4 per game. Miles Bridges is leading the team with 17 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this season while Nick Ward is putting up 15.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
Maryland is coming off a 75-69 win over Penn State at home for its seventh straight victory. The Terps are now 13-3 on the season, 2-1 in the Big Ten and 8-4 against the spread. Maryland has covered the spread in four straight lined games. Maryland is averaging 78 points per game on offense this year while allowing 63.3 per game. Anthony Cowan is leading Maryland with 15.6 points, 5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while Kevin Huerter is adding 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest.
The home team has won three straight meetings in this series, but Maryland has covered in four of their last six against the Spartans. Michigan State is playing at a very high level right now, scoring 97 points per game at home. While MSU hasn’t played great competition in recent weeks, the Spartans still have a great balance of offense and defense for the Terps to deal with. The public betting is strong with the Spartans, and I think MSU continues to roll at home tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE -14