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Michigan State vs. Kansas Basketball Early College Basketball Betting Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Michigan State vs. Kansas basketball

The college basketball betting season is officially in sight, giving bball lovers plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks. One early season matchup you won’t want to miss has to be the Michigan State vs. Kansas Basketball pairing. Both sides are coming off highly successful seasons and will be looking to get a jump on this year’s race to the National Tournament. On top of that, this contest pits the No. 10 program in the nation against the team the polls are pegging as the best in the country. Having said that, what kind of outcome can NCAA sportsbook betting players anticipate?

Michigan State vs. Kansas Basketball – Tuesday, November 6th      

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Michigan State Spartans TBP

Kansas Jayhawks TBP

Michigan St Spartans    

The Spartans finished last year’s college basketball betting season with a 30-5 record. Included in last year’s performance was a 16-2 record in Big Ten play. This lead to a 1st place overall ranking in the Big Ten, which naturally led to an invite to the conference tournament near the end of the season. In the quarterfinals, the Spartans would face No. 9 Wisconsin and narrowly avoided elimination 63-60. Afterwards we saw Michigan State fall short against Michigan 64-75 in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. This was not the finish the program was vying for and ultimately they were unable to shake off the blues. Once the NCAA Tournament rolled around, the Spartans would advance to the 2nd round thanks to an 82-78 first round triumph over Bucknell. Unfortunately for the Spartans, that’s as far as they would get as Syracuse would pull off the upset 53-55. Now the Spartans look to kick the season off with a little upset of their own.

Players to Watch: Matt McQuaid (Senior, G), Kenny Goins (Senior, F), and Braden Burke (Sophomore, F).  

Kansas Jayhawks  

The Jayhawks are coming off a highly successful 31-8 season. In addition, Kansas posted a 13-5 record in Big 12 play which led to a No. 1 overall ranking in the conference. Once the conference tournament rolled around, Kansas managed to go undefeated and won the entire show. The quarterfinals saw them dominant Oklahoma State 82-68. Afterwards Kansas beat up Kansas State 83-67 in the semis before advancing to the championship round. There they faced West Virginia in a n 81-70 winning effort. Unfortunately for Kansas, they were unable to duplicate that success in the NCAA Tournament. Although they made it all the way to the Final Four, Villanova would get the best of them there beating them in brutal fashion 79-95. Now Kansas is ready to avenge that humbling defeat and it start this upcoming Tuesday night.

Players to Watch: Lagerald Vick (Senior, G), Dedric Lawson (Junior, F), and Udoka Azubuike (Junior, C).

Michigan State vs. Kansas Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Michigan State posted a 10-2 SU record on the road last season
  • Michigan State posted a 3-8-1 ATS record on the road last season
  • The TOTAL went UNDER in 8 of Michigan State’s 12 road games last season
  • Kansas posted a 23-5 SU record at home last season
  • Kansas posted a 14-13 ATS record at home last season
  • The TOTAL went OVER in 15 of Kansas’ 27 home games last season
Michigan State vs. Kansas Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Michigan State vs. Kansas Basketball matchup? All in all Kansas looks like the best bet here. The odds are bound to come out in the coming weeks and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of odds the Jayhawks will face at home. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 89-85 Kansas.

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