Maryland vs. Michigan State Basketball Betting Odds & Preview
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The year’s NCAA basketball betting action continues this Monday night with an interesting Maryland vs. Michigan State basketball matchup. The Terrapins enter this contest ranked 19th in the nation and will be looking to usurp No. 6 Michigan State this Monday night. The Spartans recently got humbled by Kansas and will be looking to take their frustration out on someone. Will that someone be Maryland? Let’s check on Monday night’s NCAA sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Maryland vs. Michigan State Basketball – Monday, January 21st
When: 6:30 pm ET
Where: Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
The Terrapins slide into this evening’s contest sporting a 16-3 record on the season. With a 7-1 record in Big Ten play so far this season, Maryland currently ranks 2nd overall in the conference. As such, it’s not surprising to see Maryland enter ranked No. 19 in the nation. However, being a nationally ranked team, Maryland must deliver a worthwhile performance this evening or risk losing their current rank. But if the Terrapins are able to get the upset on the road this Monday night, they will have undoubtedly propelled themselves further up the national rankings. Unfortunately for Maryland, that’s a pretty tall order. Right now the Terrapins are giving up 65.5 per game, which is right on par with the 66.7 that Michigan State gives up. Nevertheless, Maryland’s offense, which averages 76.7 per game, will have a tough time keeping up with a Spartans’ offense that is putting up 84.7 per game.
Players to Watch: Anthony Cowan Jr. (17.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.5 apg), Bruno Fernando (14.5 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Jalen Smith (12.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.2 apg).
Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans enter this evening’s action sporting a 16-2 record. With a 7-0 record in conference play, the Spartans are currently the big dog in the Big Ten. Notwithstanding that moniker, Michigan State needs to come out on top this evening to retain that ranking. Fortunately they have a pretty large statistical advantage over the Terrapins. On top of that, the Spartans have historically had more success against Maryland than the other way around. Albeit not by much, seeing as how the Spartans are 6-4 in their last 10 versus Maryland. But sizing up the way things are looking, Michigan State is headed for another win over Maryland.
Players to Watch: Cassius Winston (18.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 7.3 apg), Nick Ward (16.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 0.9 apg), and Joshua Langford (15.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.3 apg).
Maryland vs. Michigan State Basketball Betting Predictions
Maryland vs. Michigan State Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Maryland vs. Michigan State basketball matchup? All things considered, Michigan State is a safer bet than Maryland. However, the Spartans were recently beat by Kansas and might be down in the dumps. With that in mind, a small bet on Maryland could end up paying off. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 88-75 Michigan State.