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(3-1) Michigan State Spartans vs. UCLA Bruins (4-0)
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Michigan State -8
CBB Betting Total: 159
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Michigan State Spartans
Tom Izzo always challenges his teams with top-notch non-conference opponents before the Big Ten schedule starts but his Spartans are about to embark on quite a six-game run.
Michigan State will play six games over the next seventeen games, two in New York City against big-time programs, at Louisville and at Rutgers next week and then at Florida and vs. Iowa the week after. Three true road games and just one home tilt in the six.
It’s hard to believe that after losing three guys 6’9″ or taller, plus Miles Bridges, Michigan State is still well-stocked on the front line. Nick Ward rolled his ankle last week but he’s a go for this one.
Kenny Goins doesn’t have the size of a power forward at 6’6″ but he’s an excellent rebounder and it’s already apparent he’s going to be a huge part of any success MSU has this season.
Joshua Langford is a junior captain and Cassius Winston is a supremely quick guard alongside him in the backcourt.
Izzo’s freshman class is a little mysterious at this point in the season but we’ll find out a lot more about it in this brutal stretch because the bodies will be necessary.
It all starts with the Bruins, ranked 17th in the country and undefeated going into this game, though none of their four wins have been particularly impressive.
Thomas Welsh and Aaron Holiday are gone but a lot of last year’s team remains and UCLA’s expectations are to build on a tournament appearance that ended rather abruptly in the First Four last season.
In addition to Kris Wilkes, Prince Ali and Jaylen Hands, who are all back, three of the top-five scorers so far are freshman. Moses Brown, a 7’1″ center has been the most impressive with over seventeen points and a dozen rebounds per game.
Michigan State doesn’t have the height to match Brown but Nick Ward will do his best to use his strength to keep him away from the basket.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 11-2 in MSU last 13 vs. Pacific-12.
- MSU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 9-4 in MSU last 13 overall.
- Under is 8-3 in UCLA last 11 Thu. games.
Free Michigan State Spartans vs. UCLA Bruins NCAAB Prediction: UCLA.
There’s some serious talent on this UCLA team. The rankings declare MSU the favorite but rankings this early are always flawed.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UCLA ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 74 – UCLA 79
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