NCAA Basketball Odds Maryland vs. Michigan State FREE Picks

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

By Rock Westfall
NCAA Basketball Odds and FREE Picks for Maryland vs. Michigan State

At the onset of the 2019-20 season, the Michigan State Spartans were understandable favorites with the College basketball odds. Michigan State was coming off a Final Four appearance in last year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Just as important, 2019 Big Ten Player of the Year Cassius Winston decided to forego the NBA Draft to play his senior season at MSU.

But the dream season for Sparty soon turned into a nightmare with the passing of Winston’s brother. Things have not been the same since the tragedy. In fact, the Spartans have kicked out of the national Top 25 rankings this week. By contrast, the Maryland Terrapins were a preseason afterthought. However, that is certainly no longer the case heading into the NCAA Big Ten stretch run.

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Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan State Spartans

  • When is the Maryland vs. Michigan State game? Saturday, February 15, 2020, 6 p.m. ET
  • Where will Maryland vs. Michigan State play? At the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Where to watch Maryland vs. Michigan State? TV Coverage at ESPN

Despite their recent struggles Michigan State still carries a lot of public cache with the College basketball odds. Head coach Tom Izzo is a national brand and Winston remains well regarded as a top player.

Recent Form

Michigan State is now 17-8, 11-14 vs. the odds, and 10-13 under the total. Although Sparty failed to get the money in their last game they did at least score a 70-69 straight up win over Illinois as 2.5-point home chalks. MSU ranks 72nd in the nation for scoring offense and 46th for points allowed.

Maryland is 20-4 straight up, 12-11-1 vs. the line and 10-14 under the total. The Terps lead the Big Ten standings. Maryland is also getting the money with just two losses to the board in their last eight games. The Terps rank 161st nationally for scoring offense but 25th for points allowed.

Key Terrapins:

Key Terrapins:
Anthony Cowan Jr 16.4 PTS / 3.7 REB / 4.4 AST / 39.3 FGPCT / 78.4 FTPCT / 34.6 3PPCT
F Jalen Smith 15.0 PTS / 10.1 REB / 0.7 AST / 52.9 FGPCT / 75.9 FTPCT / 39.7 3PPCT
G Aaron Wiggins 10.6 PTS / 5.4 REB / 1.5 AST / 36.1 FGPCT / 74.0 FTPCT / 32.0 3PPCT

Key Spartans:

Key Spartans:
G Cassius Winston 18.6 PTS / 2.4 REB / 5.9 AST / 42.2 FGPCT / 87.0 FTPCT / 38.4 3PPCT
F Xavier Tillman 13.4 PTS / 10.2 REB / 3.1 AST / 52.2 FGPCT / 66.0 FTPCT / 29.3 3PPCT
F Aaron Henry 9.2 PTS / 4.3 REB / 2.7 AST

Maryland and Michigan State versus the odds

Maryland Terrapins Stats

Maryland Terrapins Stats
12-7 against the spread in their last 19 road games
5-3 over the total away from home
0-3 in their last three visits to the Breslin Center vs. MSU
1-2 under the total at Michigan State
10-4 vs. the odds in their last 14 tilts as dogs
3-8-1 under the total when getting points

Michigan State Spartans Stats

Michigan State Spartans Stats
7-1 against the spread in their last eight games at Breslin Center
1-5 under the total when playing at home
4-1-1 on the board head to head against Maryland
1-6 under the total in their series with the Terrapins
3-5 with the line in their last eight games as a chalk
1-7-1 under the total when laying points

Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan State Spartans College Basketball Odds Picks

As bad as things have gone for Sparty they are still in the thick of the Big Ten race, just as they were picked to be. And MSU is still a strong betting value at home. Tom Izzo is beyond frustrated and out of patience. Look for the Spartans to rally on Saturday night. Michigan State remains highly valuable on the board when playing at the Breslin Center, which has been a House of Horrors for the Terrapins.

Maryland vs. Michigan State Pick: Bet the Michigan State Spartans

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