Michigan State vs. Rutgers Prediction
Finally back in action following a lengthy layoff, Michigan State will take on Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Spartans cover as a 3-point road favorite or will the team be too rusty?
719 Michigan State Spartans (+3) at 720 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-3); o/u 142
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 28, 2021
Venue: Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, NJ
Michigan State vs. Rutgers College Basketball Prediction
The road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams but the Spartans are just 1-8 against the number in their last nine games overall. They’re also 1-4 against the number in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning record and 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 road games versus an opponent with a winning home record.
Meanwhile, the Scarlet Knights are 20-8-1 at the betting window in their last 29 games versus an opponent with a winning record and are 20-9-2 against the spread in their last 31 games when facing a team with a winning percentage above .600. Rutgers is also 15-7-2 at the betting window in its last 24 home games overall.
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