Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spartans v. Golden Gophers a Vegas preview

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The Michigan State Spartans (22-5, 11-3 B1G) and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-10, 5-9 B1G) face off today at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The game starts at 8:30pm EST and will be televised on BTN.

The Spartans are 6 point favorite with the over/under at 128 points.

Last game Michigan State beat Purdue on the road 76-62. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 64-53 result against Northwestern on February 18th. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog.
Michigan State at a glance: (SU = Straight Up, ATS - Against the Spread)
Team record: 22-5 SU, 18-7 ATS
Current streak: won 5 straight games.
Recent Michigan State trends:
-The Spartans are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
-They are also 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road.
-When playing on Wednesday MSU is 7-3.
-After playing Purdue MSU is 6-4.
-After a win the Spartans are 8-2.
Next up:
Michigan State home to Nebraska, Saturday, February 25

For an in-depth look at the numbers go to: the Spartan Daily Lines page.
Minnesota at a glance:
Team record: 17-10 SU, 11-13 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

Recent Minnesota trends:
-The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games when playing Michigan State.
-The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games at home.
-The Gophers are13-5 SU in their last 18 games at home.
-The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 6 games.
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Northwestern are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Next up:
Minnesota home to Indiana, Sunday, February 26
Information gathered from Bovada sports book.

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