Michigan vs Michigan State College Basketball Picks and Betting Predictions for Today

College Basketball Saturday, it doesn’t get any better than that, huh? On CBS, the Michigan Wolverines (10-7) take on their crosstown rival, the Michigan State Spartans (10-15-4). Michigan has been on fire lately, winning at Indiana by 18 and at home against Northwestern by 2. Meanwhile, the Michigan State Spartans are coming off a 1 point loss at Illinois and just won 1 of their last 3 games played. Let’s take a look at the best college basketball betting picks, then give our Michigan vs Michigan State prediction for today’s game.

Michigan vs Michigan State Game Info

Michigan Wolverines (10-7, 4-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 10 Michigan State (15-4, 6-2 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Hour: 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Campus: Breslin Center – East Lansing, MI

Michigan vs Michigan State Betting Picks and Odds

All Michigan vs Michigan State college basketball betting odds can be found at BetOnline.
money line: MICH: (+135) | MSU(-160)
Point difference: MICH +3.5 (-110) | UMS -3.5 (-110)
Total: 138.5 – Over (-110) | Minus (-110)

Michigan vs Michigan State College Basketball Preview

The Michigan Wolverines enter Saturday’s game against rival Michigan State riding a 3-game winning streak and are 3-2 in January, including a win at Indiana. Led by Hunter Dickinson guard Caleb Houstan, Michigan will have every chance to win this game, given their hot streak of late. Michigan ranks 133rd in adjusted defensive efficiency and 48th in adjusted offensive efficiency. Michigan is desperate for this win as it would show up as a quadruple 1 win and draw the attention of all specialists to enter the NCAA tournament after a very slow start to the season. Do they carry it forward? They could tune in to CBS to watch.

On the other hand, Michigan State enters Saturday’s game with a loss at Illinois last time out and is 4-2 in January. Michigan State is led by forward Gabe Brown and guard Max Christie. Michigan State is going to have to lean heavily on their top 50 defense, they have to pull this off at the Breslin Center. They rank 50th in defensive efficiency and 73rd in offensive efficiency. With a loss at Illinois, this looks like a game the Spartans must win to stay on pace in the Big Ten championship race. At the end of the day, Michigan State is the better team on paper, but Michigan is heating up. So what does that mean? That means I think Michigan can and will win this game or narrowly lose it by one basket. This will be a classic matchup and one you won’t want to miss.

Michigan vs Michigan State College Basketball Betting Trends

  • Michigan is 2-4 ats in their last 6 games
  • Total has passed in Michigan’s last 5 of 6 games
  • Michigan is 2-5 ats in its last 7 games against MSU
  • The Wolverines are 8-4 in their last 12 games played in January.

Michigan vs Michigan State College Basketball Betting Picks

Our Michigan vs Michigan State college basketball betting prediction tonight will be Michigan +3.5 at BetOnline. For what it’s worth ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Michigan State a 67.6% chance of winning.

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Michigan vs Michigan State College Basketball Picks and Betting Predictions for Today