Long Beach St. vs. Michigan St. Pick
Should No. 2 Michigan State cruise to a big victory at home when the Spartans host Long Beach State tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan State is heavily favored in this game, as the Spartans are getting odds of -29.5 points against Long Beach State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 153. Tonight’s game takes place from the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.
Michigan State is coming off a dominant 107-62 win over Houston Baptist on Monday night for its 10th straight victory. The Spartans are now 11-1 on the season while posting a 7-5 record against the spread. MSU is just 1-3 ATS in their last four games. The Spartans are putting up 82.9 points per game on offense while allowing 62.3 per game on defense. Gabe Levin is averaging 15.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game to lead this team while Bryan Alberts is adding 14 points per contest.
Long Beach State comes into tonight at 5-8 overall following an 85-80 loss to Eastern Michigan this past weekend. The 49ers are 6-6 against the spread on the season and 2-4 ATS in their last six. Long Beach State is averaging 73.9 points per game on offense while allowing 84.6 per contest. Miles Bridges is leading MSU this season with 16.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while Nick Ward is adding 14.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for today. I picked against the Spartans when they dismantled Houston Baptist, so I won’t do that today against Long Beach State. The Spartans can genuinely be the best team in the nation at times, but still have some moments of youth. I think they avoid those moments enough to cruise past the 49ers. The public betting is siding with Michigan State and I will take them to cover today too.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE -29.5