Michigan State vs. Minnesota: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 6, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 6, 2024

Tyson Walker will be among the players to watch when the Michigan State Spartans (14-8, 6-5 Big Ten) meet the Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-7, 5-5 Big Ten), Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET at Williams Arena. Michigan State is a small 3-point favorite against Minnesota when the Spartans face off against the Golden Gophers on Tuesday. The over/under for the game is set at 139.

Michigan State vs. Minnesota Betting Lines

Michigan State vs Minnesota Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Michigan State -3 139 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Michigan State (-3)
Total Pick Over (139)

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Michigan State vs. Minnesota Stat Rankings

Michigan State Avg. (Rank) Minnesota Avg. (Rank)
75.4 (150th) Points Scored 76.5 (115th)
65.3 (35th) Points Allowed 68.2 (92nd)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
8.9 (150th) Off. Rebounds 8.5 (185th)
6.8 (239th) 3pt Made 7.7 (158th)
17.4 (15th) Assists 18.6 (6th)
9.5 (33rd) Turnovers 11.9 (234th)

Michigan State vs. Minnesota Betting Trends

  • The Spartans have beaten the spread 12 times in 22 games.
  • Michigan State has an ATS record of 10-6 as 3-point favorites or more.
  • The Spartans have seen 10 of their 22 games go over the point total.
  • Michigan State and its opponent have broken the 139-point mark 15 times this season.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 139 points, 1.6 fewer than the average total in this season’s Spartans contests.
  • Minnesota has covered the spread 18 times in 21 games.
  • The Golden Gophers have an ATS record of 3-2 as 3-point underdogs or greater.
  • Michigan State has seen 10 of its 22 games hit the over.
  • So far this year, 14 Golden Gophers games have featured more than 139 points scored.
  • The average total points scored in Minnesota’s games this year (139) is 5.7 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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Michigan State Impact Players

  • Walker leads the Spartans at 18.9 points per contest, while also posting 3.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds.
  • A.J Hoggard paces the Spartans at 5.2 assists per game, while also posting 3.3 rebounds and 11.5 points.
  • Malik Hall is posting 11.6 points, 2.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds per contest.
  • Jaden Akins is putting up 10.8 points, 1.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game.
  • Mady Sissoko is tops on the Spartans at 6.4 rebounds per game, while also putting up 0.4 assists and 4.3 points.

Minnesota Impact Players

  • Dawson Garcia is the Golden Gophers’ top scorer (17.6 points per game) and rebounder (6.8), and puts up 1.9 assists.
  • Elijah Hawkins leads the Golden Gophers in assists (7.8 per game), and averages 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. He also delivers 2.0 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • The Golden Gophers receive 9.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game from Pharrel Payne.
  • Mike Mitchell Jr. is averaging 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest, making 42.7% of his shots from the field and 37.8% from 3-point range, with 2.0 triples per game.
  • Cam Christie is posting 10.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, making 44.6% of his shots from the floor and 39.4% from 3-point range, with 2.0 treys per game.

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