Michigan State at Northwestern: 1/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Michigan State at Northwestern: 1/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Northwestern Athletics

Northwestern Wildcats (8-2) vs Michigan State Spartans (11-2)

Game Info: Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)

Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats +1.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Michigan State Spartans will visit the Northwestern Wildcats in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Sunday morning. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Spartans are coming off of a 13 point victory over high point in their last time out. Gabe Brown led the Spartans with 24 points. Joey Hauser had 17 points in the win. 

The Michigan State Spartans are led in scoring by Gabe Brown who averages 14.2 points and 4.8 rebounds for this team. Marcus Bingham averages 10.8 points and 4.8 rebounds a night. Malik Hall is the third leading scorer for the Spartans as he averages 10.2 points a game for this team.

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The Spartans are averaging 75.8 points per game on 46.8% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.3 points per game. They are shooting 71.9% from the free throw line. 

The Wildcats are coming off of a 40 point victory against Illinois Springfield in their last time out. Pete Nance led the Wildcats in scoring with 15 points. Ty Berry and Boo Buie each had 11 points in the win. 

The Northwestern Wildcats are led in scoring by Pete Nance who averages 16.3 points and 8 rebounds for this team. Boo Buie averages 14.9 points and 7.4 rebounds a game for this team. Ryan Young is the third leading scorer for the Wildcats as he averages 10.6 points a game for this team.

The Wildcats are averaging 79 points per game on 46.5% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 60.8 points per game. They are shooting 77.7% from the free throw line. 

The over is 5-0-1 in Spartans last 6 overall and is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.

The Spartans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. This should be an easy spread and win cover for Michigan as they should be able to dominate on the road.

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