At the onset of the season, the Spartans were touted as the team to beat for the 2020 college basketball national championship. Head coach Tom Izzo’s program is a perennial Final Four program. Few teams have more, betting on CBB credibility than Sparty. Most important of all 2019 Big Ten MVP Cassius Winston returned for his senior season. An opening loss to fellow blue blood Kentucky was quite sobering. Even worse was the death of Winston’s brother a couple of weeks ago. Specifically, Winston has tried to play through the pain, but his loss has been felt by all.
Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Michigan State Spartans
|Date and Time:||Monday, November 25, 2019, 5 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii|
|Virginia Tech vs. Michigan TV Coverage:||ESPN2|
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Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Michigan State Spartans Overview
Now Mike Young is in a honeymoon period as the new coach of Virginia Tech. Young replaced highly popular and successful Buzz Williams. So far, the sportsbook results have been impressive. The Hokies are 4-0 straight up, 3-1 on the board and 1-3 under the total. Virginia Tech has been one of the top defensive teams in the nation. To show the Hokies rank 10th for points allowed. So far Young and his Tech squad are flying under the radar.
By contrast, the Spartans always garner the eyeballs and gambling dollars. Michigan State is 3-1 straight up, 2-2 vs. the odds with 2-2 on totals. Overall the Spartans rank 48th for scoring offense and 40th for points allowed. Despite all he is going through Winston has shown well and inspired teammates. The last time out for MSU was a 94-46 home win over Charleston Southern. Xavier Tillman led Sparty with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the payout.
Key Hokies: G Landers Nolley II (22.8 PTS, 5.8 REB, 2.0 AST, 50% FG, 66.7% FT, 46.9% 3P), G Nahiem Alleyne (10.8 PTS, 2.3 REB, 1.5 AST, 40% FG, 80% FG, 38.9% 3P), F PJ Horne (10 PTS, 4.8 REB, 1.0 AST, 59.3% FG, 100% FT, 50% 3P)
Key Spartans: G Cassius Winston (17.5 PTS, 2.5 REB, 6.8 AST, 40.7% FG, 80% FT, 37% 3P), F Xavier Tillman (12.0 PTS, 9.5 REB, 2.5 AST, 48.6% FG, 73.3% FT, 11.1% 3P), F Aaron Henry (11.3 PTS, 1.7 REB, 1.7 AST 63.2% FG, 87.5% FT, 50% 3P)
Virginia Tech Vs. Michigan State against the spread
The Hokies are:
- 4-2-1 against the spread in their last seven away games
- 2-4 under the total away from home
- The Hokies went over the total in their only previous game against Michigan State
The Spartans are:
- 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games as a road chalk
- 2-5 under the total as road favorites
- Michigan State won and covered its only game against the Hokies
Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Michigan State Spartans Bet on CBB Picks
In this situation, the Hokies are stepping way up in class against a bona fide Final Four contender. As mentioned earlier the Spartans are a strong Betting on CBB Value laying points on the road. Additionally, they are a vastly more complete team than Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech vs. Michigan State Bet on CBB Pick: Michigan State Spartans
Virginia Tech vs. Michigan State Bet on CBB Score Prediction: Michigan State 85, Virginia Tech 56