Duke Blue Devils Vs. Michigan State Spartans College Basketball Betting Picks

Duke and Sparty Meet in Potential College Basketball Betting Final Four

December 2nd, 2019 NCAA Basketball, Online Betting

On the whole, it has been a traumatic and draining month for Cassis Winston. To illuminate the Michigan State star guard has been dealing with the death of his brother. With that has come to the pain he shares with his family at the most family time of the year. Indeed, the holiday and basketball seasons are not joyful for the Big Ten MPV. Michigan State was the College Basketball betting preseason favorite for the national championship. On Tuesday they will host another top tier favorite. Duke is again in the hunt for yet another Final Four berth.

Duke Blue Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans

Date and Time:Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 9:30 p.m. ET
Location:Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Duke vs. Michigan State TV Coverage:ESPN
Duke vs. Michigan State College Basketball Betting Online Odds at SBG:Click Here

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Duke Blue Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans Overview

Michigan State has an online betting record of 5-2 straight up, 2-5 vs. the odds with 3-3-1 on totals. The last time out for the Spartans was a 75-62 win over UCLA as 14-point overlays. MSU has lost to Virginia Tech and Kentucky straight up already this season. To show Sparty ranks 43rd in the nation for scoring offense and 111th for points allowed.

By contrast, Duke is 7-1 straight up, 4-4 on the board, with six overs. Winthrop lost at Duke 83-70 but paid as 24.5-point dogs. Overall the Blue Devils rank 14th nationally for scoring offense and 112th for points allowed. Duke’s only loss was an 85-83 shocker against Stephen F Austin.

Key Blue Devils: C Vernon Carey Jr (18.4 PTS, 9.5 REB, 2.4 BLK, 61.8% FG, 56.7% FT, 100% 3P), G Tre Jones (15.1 PTS, 3.8 REB, 6.9 AST, 2.1 STL, 41.2% FG, 79.5% FT, 33.3% 3P), F Matthew Hurt (10.0 PTS, 3.9 REB, 45.1% FG, 85.7% FT, 39.3% 3P), G Cassius Stanley is out indefinitely due to leg injury

Key Spartans: G Cassius Winston (17.9 PTS, 2.1 REB, 6.0 AST, 43.2% FG, 87.1 FT, 36.4% FT), F Xavier Tillman (12.3 PTS, 10.0 REB, 2.3 AST, 2.3 TO. 47.8% FG, 65.5% FT, 21.4% 3P), F Aaron Henry (12.2 PTS, 2.8 REB, 2.0 AST, 56.5% FG, 77.8% FG, 46.7% 3P)

Duke and Michigan State against the Spread

The Blue Devils are:

  • 7-5 against the spread in their last 12 away games
  • 2-8-1 under the total on the road
  • Duke won and covered its only previous visit to Michigan State
  • Duke and Michigan State went under in their only matchup at the Breslin Center

The Spartans are:

  • 14-4 against the spread in their last 18 home games
  • 3-8 under the total at the Breslin Center
  • 2-4 on the board in their last six head to head games with Duke
  • 8-2 over the total against the Blue Devils

Duke Blue Devils Vs. Michigan State Spartans College Basketball Betting Picks

On this occasion, we get two of the biggest marquee brands in College Basketball betting. While both teams have been unreliable on the board MSU has been particularly bad. Head coach Tom Izzo’s team has been uncharacteristically sloppy after a month of play. Specifically, Duke looks like a quality power play here.

Duke vs. Michigan State College Basketball Betting Pick: Duke Blue Devils
Duke vs. Michigan State vs. L College Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Duke 84, Michigan State 77

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