Golden Grizzlies vs. Spartans Prediction

Oakland vs. Michigan State 12/21/18, Prediction & Odds

The 10th-ranked Michigan State Spartans are 5-0 at home this season, while the Oakland Golden Grizzlies have only won one road game in six tries. Will Michigan State to a victory over its in-state opponent tonight?

Game Snapshot

815 Oakland Golden Grizzlies at 816 Michigan State Spartans

Friday, December 21, 2018

Breslin Center at 7PM ET


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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at, the Spartans are a 26-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 158.5 points. As of Friday morning, 59 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Oakland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Golden Grizzlies struggle at Georgia

Oakland trailed by a count of 45-34 at halftime Tuesday night at the Bulldogs and were unable to amount enough of a rally in what ended as an 81-69 defeat. Xavier Hill-Mais led the Golden Grizzlies (4-8) with 21 points on 6-of-17 shooting 8-of-13 at the free throw line. He also pulled down nine rebounds and dished out three assists. Jaevin Cumberland contributed 14 points, two assists and two steals. Braden Norris tallied 13 points, five boards and two assists. Tray Maddox Jr. added 12 points in 28 minutes of action. Oakland shot only 21-of-58 from the floor and were 10-of-27 from 3-point range plus 17-of-24 at the charity stripe.

Spartans run past Green Bay

Michigan State improved to 9-2 on the season Sunday night at home with a 104-83 victory over the Phoenix. Nick Ward paced the Spartans with a monster game as he registered 28 points on 12-of-13 shooting plus nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Cassius Winston contributed 16 points, 12 assists and six boards. Joshua Langford had 13 points, seven rebounds and four dimes. Matt McQuaid tallied 12 points in 23 minutes. Gabe Brown registered 11 points and two rebounds in six minutes off the bench. Foster Lower added 10 points in seven minutes as a reserve.

College Basketball Betting Trends


The Golden Grizzlies are 9-21 ATS in their last 30 games overall. Oakland is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games overall.

Michigan State

The Spartans are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings.


The Golden Grizzlies tend to get up for this game as they mark it as their biggest on the non-conference schedule. The 2016 matchup went to overtime, while the Spartans won the last two years by a combined 25 points. This year's Oakland squad isn't nearly as good, but something tells me they won't lay down in this spot. Go with the underdogs.



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