Michigan vs. Michigan State - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Michigan vs. Michigan State - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans (16-7) at Michigan Wolverines (13-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Crisler Center)

The Line: Michigan Wolverines +2.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center.

The Michigan State Spartans need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 81.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Cassius Winston is averaging 17.8 points and 6.1 assists while Xavier Tillman is averaging 13.5 points and 9.7 rebounds. Aaron Henry is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Brown is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have lost three of their last four road games.

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The Michigan Wolverines need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 79 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Jon Teske is averaging 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while Isaiah Livers is averaging 13.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Eli Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Zavier Simpson is dishing 8.9 assists. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have lost three home games.

The Spartans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Wolverines are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 7-0-1 in Spartans last 8 overall. The under is 4-0 in Wolverines last 4 home games.

The Michigan State Spartans smoked Michigan in the first meeting and has had their way in this series as of late overall. However, Michigan State has had its issues on the road, which includes a 1-5 ATS record, and they're just 1-6 ATS when favored of seven or less points. The Michigan Wolverines need this win in order to save their season, and they win at home by an average of 12.7 points while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. In this heated rivalry, I'll side with the home underdog that's desperate. 

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