At the onset of the season, Michigan State was in its familiar role as a top tier preseason favorite. Opening night’s 69-62 loss to Kentucky was a stark College Basketball betting reality check. Head coach Tom Izzo’s program is coming off a Final Four season. Additionally, senior guard Cassius Winston returns after being named Big Ten Most Valuable Player for 2018-19. By contrast, Seton Hall is a March Madness team that struggles for success in the Big Dance. Head coach Kevin Willard led The Hall to its fourth straight 20-win season. Another postseason appearance is expected by gamblers.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Seton Hall Pirates
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 14, 2019, 8:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey|
|Michigan State vs. Seton Hall TV Coverage:||FS1|
|Michigan State vs. Seton Hall College Basketball Betting Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Michigan State Spartans vs. Seton Hall Pirates Overview
The first game hype was high when the Spartans faced Kentucky as 3-point offshore betting favorites. Three-point shooting proved to be the difference. Michigan State was off the mark at 19.2%. While Kentucky hit three-point shots at a 33.3% clip. Cassius Winston flashed his Most Valuable Player credentials with 21 points. Correlate his 10-11 from the free-throw line. Winston did not get much support from the rest of the Spartans. And that lack of help was another difference-maker.
By contrast, Seton Hall is 2-0 straight up, 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 with totals. The Pirates are coming off a 74-57 win over Stony Brook as 20.5-point home overlays. In the opener, The Hall got the money in a 105-71 home payout over Wagner. So far balanced scoring has been a key to Willard’s success.
Key Spartans: G Cassius Winston (21.0 PTS, 4.0 AST, 41.7% FG, 90.9% FT, 13.3% 3P), F Aaron Henry (9.0 PTS, 57.1% FG, 33.3% 3P), F Gabe Brown (8.0 PTS, 30.0% FG, 33% 3P)
Key Pirates: F Sandro Mamukelashvili (14.0 PTS, 5.0 REB, 52.4% FG, 50% FG, 28.6% 3P), G Myles Powell (13.5 PTS, 3.0 REB, 50.0% FG, 81.8% FT, 44% 3P)
Michigan State and Seton Hall against the Spread
The Spartans are:
- 12-8 vs. the odds in their last 20 games as a chalk
- 1-5 under the total when on the board as a favorite
- 8-3 on the board in their last 11 away games
- 2-6 under the total on the road
- Head to head against Seton Hall MSU is 1-1 against the line
- The Pirates and Spartans have gone under the total in their last meeting
The Pirates are:
- 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games
- 3-4 under the total at the Prudential Center
- 14-6 vs. the odds as an underdog
- 5-3 over the total when getting points
- The Hall is 0-1 on the board at home against Michigan State
- Seton Hall is 0-2 straight up vs. Michigan State
Michigan State Spartans vs. Seton Hall Pirates College Basketball Betting Picks
In this situation, Seton Hall may provide a classic trap for College Basketball betting. As was previously noted the Pirates have been strong at home and as an underdog. Michigan State’s weaknesses were exposed against Kentucky.
Michigan State vs. Seton Hall College Basketball Betting Pick: Seton Hall
Michigan State vs. Seton Hall College Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Seton Hall 78, Michigan State 75