Houston Baptist Huskies vs Michigan State Spartans NCAA Basketball Sports Betting Odds and Free Picks


Houston Baptist Huskies
Houston Baptist Huskies
(4-7)
6:00 pm ET, Monday, December 18, 2017
Breslin Center, East Lansing
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State Spartans
(10-1)
Big Ten Network
 
Houston Baptist Huskies vs Michigan State Spartans NCAA Basketball Sports Betting Odds and Free Picks

An in-state rival gave them a big scare. Now the second-ranked Michigan State Spartans want to iron out some issues before their Big Ten conference schedule begins in earnest.

The Spartans face four unheralded nonconference opponents the remainder of the month, beginning with Houston Baptist on Monday. Michigan State defeated Oakland 86-73 at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, requiring a 17-5 late run to put away the Golden Grizzlies.

The Spartans (10-1) have won nine straight and the streak is likely to continue. The next four opponents -- Houston Baptist, Long Beach State, Cleveland State and Savannah State -- have a combined 15-30 record.

Izzo wants to clean some things up before Big Ten play resumes after New Year's Day, particularly 3-point defense. Opponents are averaging eight made 3-pointers per game with a 36.4 percent success rate. Yet the Spartans are holding them to a 33.3 overall shooting percentage.

Oakland made 10 shots from long range with a 37.0 percent success rate.

One thing that Izzo did like was how feisty his club became in the late going, especially after star forward Miles Bridges took exception to a hard foul. Point guard Cassius Winston exchanged words with some of Oakland's players, then proceeded to score the team's last 14 points.

The Huskies (4-7) are only shooting 31.7 percent from long range. Their best 3-point shooters are freshman forward David Caraher (15.2 points, 6.7 rebounds) and sophomore guard Jalon Gates (10.2 points). Caraher has made 40.4 percent of his long-range attempts, while Gates has hit 36.9 percent.

Cottrell knows his team will have its hands full at both ends.

 

Houston Baptist Huskies vs Michigan State Spartans VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Houston Baptist Huskies vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Houston Baptist Huskies +33 (-110) - - (-)o
Michigan State Spartans -33 (-110) - - (-)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Michigan State 88, Houston Baptist 62

 


 

Houston Baptist Huskies vs Michigan State Spartans VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Houston Baptist Huskies

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-7 4-1 0-6 1-1 0-1 1-0 83.55 82.36 1.19
Last 10 4-6 4-1 0-5 1-1 0-1 1-0 86.40 82.20 4.20
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Michigan State Spartans

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-1 7-0 3-1 6-5 5-2 1-3 80.73 62.36 18.37
Last 10 9-1 6-0 3-1 5-5 4-2 1-3 79.00 62.00 17.00
vs Conf 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 0-1 74.00 54.50 19.50

Betting Odds Trends

Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Injuries

Houston Baptist Huskies

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Josh Ibarra C Ques Mon - Foot - 12/17/17 Ibarra has a foot injury and it is undetermined if he will take part in Monday's contest against Michigan State.

Michigan St Spartans

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Kyle Ahrens G Out indefinitely - Foot - 11/1/17 Ahrens is battling a foot injury and it is uncertain as to how long it will keep him out of the lineup.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
No recent meetings.

Houston Baptist: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS HBU FG Opp FG Reb
12/15/17 BAR 100-65 (W) -/- -- 37/83 24/65 57-23
12/9/17 @UTSA 71-87 (L) -/- -- 25/62 26/64 43-38
12/6/17 @SPC 74-76 (L) -/- -- 26/65 25/50 35-27
12/2/17 TXST 71-52 (W) -/- -- 28/51 18/59 37-24
11/28/17 DCC 96-66 (W) -/- -- 42/70 25/61 34-22
11/26/17 @OKST 74-101 (L) -/- -- 26/66 30/62 29-41
11/21/17 @VT 73-99 (L) -/- -- 29/65 32/50 25-30
11/19/17 @DETU (N) 109-116 (L) (OT) 0/170.5 LO 35/77 40/83 46-46
11/18/17 @BEL 88-93 (L) 17/155 WO 30/73 27/62 35-40
11/14/17 ARLBAP 108-67 (W) -/- -- 44/83 24/63 48-19

Michigan St: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS MSU FG Opp FG Reb
12/16/17 @OAK (N) 86-73 (W) -18.5/149 LO 31/59 22/60 42-24
12/9/17 SUU 88-63 (W) -32/154.5 LU 28/59 21/65 48-30
12/5/17 @RUTG 62-52 (W) -14.5/136.5 LU 22/57 17/66 40-39
12/3/17 NEB 86-57 (W) -19/140.5 WO 27/57 17/62 45-34
11/30/17 ND 81-63 (W) -6.5/138.5 WO 31/60 24/54 39-18
11/26/17 UNC (N) 63-45 (W) -2/156.5 WU 22/55 15/61 44-30
11/25/17 UCONN (N) 77-57 (W) -7/142.5 WU 32/66 20/57 38-28
11/23/17 @DEP (N) 73-51 (W) -13/148 WU 25/53 13/51 37-22
11/19/17 STON 93-71 (W) -28/- L- 33/57 24/59 40-18
11/14/17 DUKE (N) 81-88 (L) -1.5/157 LO 31/61 30/76 30-42

 

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