Against The Spread Pick
A big rivalry takes to the hardwood at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, as the 16th-ranked Michigan State Spartans will look for their fifth-straight win over the Wolverines. Michigan has struggled to find the consistency they need to be an NCAA Tournament team. Meanwhile, the Spartans have been an up and down themselves but they look to be in a better place then the Wolverines. That can all change, as Crisler has proven to be a tough place to play the last five seasons. Michigan State has won seven of the last 10 head-to-heads. Losses have started to mount for both teams, and the Spartans are coming off a tough home loss against Penn State. Michigan lost at home for second-game in a row against Ohio State earlier in the week. The Spartans have covered the spread in four of the last five games against Michigan. The Wolverines are bound to make it a tough one, but the Spartans have covered in three of their last four visits to Ann Arbor. Take Michigan State to cover three-points.
Over Under Pick
The Wolverine’s numbers continue to drop down the stretch, and they really struggled to produce in their loss against Ohio State. The over has been the right call in each of the last five head-to-head meetings in Ann Arbor. Michigan State won the first meeting in East Lansing 87-69, as the Wolverines struggled to hang with the Spartans in that match-up. These teams have had some really high scoring match-ups in recent memory at the Crisler Center. They seem to bring the best out of each other and that is the likely outcome here. Even in offensive struggles for both teams, they will find a way to reach an over 144-point total.