Michigan St. vs. Minnesota Pick
Which team will pick up a win in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal today as Minnesota and Michigan State meet at 2PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, this game is considered even, with neither team being given any points. The over/under total for the game is listed at 138.5 points. Michigan State won both meetings this season with Minnesota. These two meet today from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Michigan State opened its Big Ten Tournament yesterday with a 78-51 win over Penn State. The Spartans outrebounded the Nittany Lions 43-27 in the win. MSU is now 19-13 overall and 17-14 against the spread. Michigan State is averaging 72.2 points per game on offense while allowing 68.5 on defense. Miles Bridges is leading the team with 16.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while Nick Ward is adding 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
Minnesota had an eight-game winning streak snapped in its season finale, losing to Wisconsin 66-49. The Golden Gophers are now 23-8 overall and went 11-7 in the Big Ten. Minnesota has an impressive 18-11 record against the spread this season as well. Minnesota averages 75.6 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 69 points per contest. Nate Mason has been leading the team with 15.5 points and 5.1 assists per game while Jordan Murphy adds 11.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
MSU squeaked out an OT win at Minnesota and then dominated the Gophers, 65-47, in East Lansing. MSU has been showing a lot of improvement right now behind its freshmen class. They are 4-1 ATS in their last five and 6-2 ATS in their last 8. Minnesota had been playing well, but still showed their weaknesses against Wisconsin. The Gophers will have trouble dealing with Bridges and Ward today, which should allow MSU to win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE even