Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Spartans vs Golden Gophers CBB Odds
Looking for Michigan State Spartans vs Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Spartans taking on the Golden Gophers on Fridy, March 10, 2017 at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
(19-13) Michigan State Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (23-8)
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big Ten
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM ET
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Spartans -1
CBB Betting Total: 137 was 140
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The quarterfinal match ups of the Big Ten tournament take place on Friday in Washington D.C. The second game of the day is a 4/5 match up between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan State Spartans.
This is the third match up of the year between the two teams. Michigan State has won the first two games. The winner of this game will move on to the semi final round of the tournament.
Michigan State Spartans
The Michigan State Spartans have had one of the oddest seasons they have ever had under Tom Izzo. They started the season struggling, started playing better in the conference schedule, but then closed the regular season losing their final two games.
The Spartans come into this game with an 19-13 record.
They have lost two of their last three games. Against Penn State in their first game of the Big Ten tournament they took it to them from the opening tip.
The Spartans are solid on both ends of the court but their strength is on the defensive end. They only give up 69.1 points per game which is 96th in the country.
That side of the ball is going to be important for the Spartans in this game. The Golden Gophers can put up a lot of points in a hurry so they really need to try and slow that down.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
It will be interesting to see how the Minnesota Golden Gophers come out in this game. They were on an eight game winning streak going into the final regular season game.
In that game they got blown out by Wisconsin 66-49. So it will be interesting to see if the team that was on the eight game winning streak comes out, or the one that got blown out by Wisconsin.
The Golden Gophers have been good on both ends of the floor all season but as of late their strength has been on the offensive side of the floor.
They have scored 81 or more points in four of their last five games. To win this game they need to try and push the pace.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MSU are 24-9 ATS in their last 33 vs. Big Ten.
- Over is 7-1 in MINN last 8 overall.
- Over is 13-3 in MINN last 16 Fri. games.
- Under is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings
Free Michigan State Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAAB Prediction:
Even though Michigan State has beat the Golden Gophers the two previous match ups this is a different Gophers team now.
I think the Golden Gophers will use their pace and tempo to win this game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Minnesota PK, & small lean OVER.
Michigan State will keep it close but the Gophers will pull away at the end.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 77 – Michigan State 74
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