At the onset of the season, Michigan State was a top tier favorite with the NCAA basketball championship odds to win it all. And why not as senior sensation Cassius Winston returned after winning Big Ten Player of the Year honors for 2018-19. Even better Sparty made the Final Four one year ago. However, starting with the tragic death of Winston’s brother things have not gone as planned for MSU. Add in the brutal Big Ten schedule and there has been no margin for error. By contrast, Maryland has been one of the best surprises in the country for 2010-20.
Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan State Spartans
|Date and Time:||Saturday, February 15, 2020, 6 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan|
|Maryland vs. Michigan State TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan State Spartans Overview</h3
Michigan State has dropped out of the national Top 25. Late on the Spartans have dropped four of their last six online wagering matchups. MSU is down to 16-8 straight up, 11-13 vs. the line, and 10-12 under the total. Correlate MSU national rankings of 70th for scoring offense and 43rd for points allowed.
Late on the Terps have lost only two of their last 10 games to the spread. Maryland is 19-4 straight up, 12-10-1 vs. the line and 10-13 under the total. National metrics have the Terps ranked 164th for scoring offense and 26th for points allowed.
Key Terrapins: Anthony Cowan Jr (16.4 PTS, 3.7 REB, 4.4 AST, 39.3 FGPCT, 78.4 FTPCT, 34.6 3PPCT), F Jalen Smith (15.0 PTS, 10.1 REB, 0.7 AST, 52.9 FGPCT, 75.9 FTPCT, 39.7 3PPCT) G Aaron Wiggins (10.6 PTS, 5.4 REB, 1.5 AST, 36.1 FGPCT, 74.0 FTPCT, 32.0 3PPCT)
Key Spartans: G Cassius Winston (18.6 PTS, 2.4 REB, 5.9 AST, 42.2 FGPCT, 87.0 FTPCT, 38.4 3PPCT), F Xavier Tillman (13.4 PTS, 10.2 REB, 3.1 AST, 52.2 FGPCT, 66.0 FTPCT, 29.3 3PPCT), F Aaron Henry (9.2 PTS, 4.3 REB, 2.7 AST)
Maryland and Michigan State versus the Odds
The Terrapins are:
- 12-7 against the spread in their last 19 road games
- 5-3 over the total away from home
- 0-3 in their last three visits to the Breslin Center vs. MSU
- 1-2 under the total at Michigan State
- 10-4 vs. the odds in their last 14 tilts as dogs
- 3-8-1 under the total when getting points
The Spartans are:
- 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games at Breslin Center
- 1-5 under the total when playing at home
- 4-1-1 on the board head to head against Maryland
- 1-6 under the total in their series with the Terrapins
- 3-5 with the line in their last eight games as a chalk
- 1-7-1 under the total when laying points
Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan State Spartans NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
Despite their recent problems, Michigan State has been a strong value at home. As mentioned earlier Maryland struggles to get the cash in East Lansing. MSU has a great opportunity to re-establish their credibility with the NCAA basketball championship odds. MSU coach Tom Izzo has lost patience with the inconsistency and will demand complete focus and effort. In sum expect Sparty to get back on track here.
Maryland vs. Michigan State NCAA Betting Online Pick: Michigan State Spartans
Maryland vs. Michigan State NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Michigan State 81, Maryland 69