Michigan State vs. Butler Prediction
Michigan State will attempt to hand Butler its first loss of the season on Wednesday night when the two teams tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET in the Gavitt Tipoff Games on FS1. Are the Bulldogs a good bet to cover as a small underdog or is there a better play on the board?
665 Michigan State Spartans (-2.5) at 666 Butler Bulldogs (+2.5); o/u 131.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Michigan State Spartans DFS Snapshot
Gabe Brown compiled 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt), two rebounds, two steals and an assist in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 87-74 loss to Kansas. Brown started just five games for the Spartans last year, but he's slated to take on a larger role during the 2021-22 campaign following the offseason departures of Aaron Henry and Joshua Langford. The senior was one of two starters to score in double figures for Michigan State in Tuesday's opener.
Butler Bulldogs DFS Snapshot
Chuck Harris reaped 23 points (9-14 FG, 4-6 3pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal through 39 minutes of Saturday's 70-59 win over Troy. Harris displayed great leadership in the second half rally by shooting six for seven from the field including three for four from the three-point line. The first of those three's landed to take the lead from Troy, and in pivotal moments he was comfortable with the ball in his hands. The 6'2" sophomore is playing an average of 35 minutes this season, but seemingly never tired, he is averaging 4.7 rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Spartans are 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 road games, are 3-11 against the number in their last 14 games as a favorite and are 3-10 at the betting window in their last 13 games coming off a win. MSU is also 8-19 against the spread in its last 27 games overall and 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games as a road favorite. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, have covered in six of their last seven games as a home favorite.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: BUTLER BULLDOGS +2.5