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Michigan State Spartans vs Kentucky Wildcats 11/05/2019 Picks, Preview and Game Analysis

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Michigan State Spartans vs Kentucky Wildcats 11-05-2019 Picks Preview and Game Analysis

Michigan State Spartans vs Kentucky Wildcats 11/05/2019 – It will be one of those games that basketball fans will mark on their calendars with the Michigan State Spartans facing the Kentucky Wildcats at the Madison Square Garden on opening day. The Spartans are currently ranked at #1 and the Wildcats are at #2. College Basketball Spreads is tight on this matchup with Kentucky just +2.

Michigan State Spartans vs Kentucky Wildcats 11/05/2019

When: Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 PM EST
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
TV: ESPN
Stream: SofaScore

Michigan State Spartans vs Kentucky Wildcats 11/05/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Michigan State -2 (-107) 140 o (-110) -128
Kentucky +2 (-107) 140 u (-110) +108
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Michigan State Spartans

The Michigan State Spartans are set to make noise in the new NCAA season by boasting the deepest bench in years. Cassius Winston will be leading the team in offense while Xavier Tillman will be the man of the boards. Aaron Henry is on his second year with the team and there is a good upside to his game. Joshua Langston will not start this season with the team with his injury but is expected to return in January.

Players to Watch Cassius Winston (18.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 7.5 APG, and 1.0 SPG), Xavier Tillman (10.0 PPG, 7.3 RPG, and 1.7 BPG), Aaron Henry (6.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG, and 1.6 APG).

Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats has an interesting mix of players from veterans to freshmen this upcoming season. Kentucky’s recruitment was busy in the offseason and secured five-star recruits that can take them to the future with Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney, Dontaie Allen, Keion Brooks, and Johnny Juzang. Nick Richards will be in his junior year together with EJ Montgomery, Ashton Hagens, and Immanuel Quickley.  Nate Sestina is also in the team as a transferee from Bucknell is expected to be part of the rotation.

Players to Watch All the five-star recruits, Nick Richards (4.0 PPG and 3.3 RPG), EJ Montgomery (3.8 PPG, 4.1 RPG, and 1 BPG).

Michigan State Spartans vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Predictions

Trends

Michigan State Spartans

Spartans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State’s last 7 games.
Michigan State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games.
Michigan State is  4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Kentucky.
Spartans are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Southeastern Conference.

Kentucky Wildcats

Wildcats are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kentucky’s last 17 games.
Wildcats are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky’s last 6 games against Michigan State.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kentucky’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.

Michigan State Spartans vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Picks

Moneyline: According to Sportsbook, Michigan State is at -128 while Kentucky is at +108

ATS: It will be a tight game with Michigan at -2 while Kentucky is at +2 covering the spread.

TOTALS: Teams are predicted to be at 138.5 with Michigan State going over while Kentucky is under.

Score Prediction: 78-74, Kentucky.