Michigan State vs Michigan Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 7, 2023

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The Michigan State Spartans (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) will look to build on a five-game winning streak when hosting the Michigan Wolverines (9-5, 3-0 Big Ten) on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. This matchup is at 2:30 PM ET.

The Spartans are currently small 3.5-point favorites over the Wolverines. The point total for the matchup is 138.5.

Michigan State vs. Michigan Odds

Point Spread for Michigan State vs. Michigan

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Michigan State as the favorite.

Michigan State vs. Michigan Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Michigan State has -168 odds to pick up the win, while Michigan is listed at +140 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 138.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
  • Arena: Jack Breslin Students Events Center

Michigan State vs. Michigan Betting Trends

Michigan State has seven wins against the spread in 14 games this season. The Spartans have come away with eight wins in the 11 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Michigan State’s games this year have hit the over on seven of 14 set point totals.

Michigan has eight wins against the spread in 14 games this year. The Wolverines have been listed as the moneyline underdog a total of three times this season, and they’ve lost each of those games. Michigan’s games this season have hit the over on eight of 14 set point totals (57.1%).

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Michigan State vs. Michigan Key Players to Watch

Michigan State

A.J Hoggard puts up a team-leading 6.4 assists per game. He is also putting up 11.9 points and 4 rebounds, shooting 39.7% from the field. Joey Hauser paces the Spartans at 7.6 rebounds per game, while also averaging 2.6 assists and 13.8 points. Tyson Walker posts a team-best 13.9 points per contest. He is also putting up 2.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists, shooting 44.3% from the floor and 37.7% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game. Mady Sissoko posts 6.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, shooting 58.5% from the floor.


Hunter Dickinson is No. 1 on the Wolverines in scoring (18.7 points per game) and rebounding (8.3), and produces 1.1 assists. He also puts up 0.6 steals and 1.7 blocked shots. Jett Howard gives the Wolverines 14.6 points, 3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.6 steals and 1 block. Kobe Bufkin is posting 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, making 46.6% of his shots from the floor and 33.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 triples per contest. The Wolverines get 7.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Terrance Williams II.

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What you need to know about the Michigan State Spartans

The Spartans are 192nd in the nation with 71.2 points per game so far this season. At the other end of the court, they rank 99th with 65.8 points allowed per game. Michigan State is averaging 34.1 rebounds per game (108th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 31 rebounds per contest (175th-ranked).

Michigan State ranks 181st in the nation with 7.5 three-pointers per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 48th with a 37.5% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Spartans are 202nd in the country with 7.3 treys allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 51st with a 30.1% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

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What you need to know about the Michigan Wolverines

With 76.5 points scored per game and 69.4 points conceded, the Wolverines are 96th in college basketball on offense and 205th defensively. Michigan grabs 34.7 rebounds per game and concede 33.9 boards, ranking 84th and 313th, respectively, in the country.

Michigan makes 7.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 162nd and 110th, respectively, in the country. The Wolverines give up 7.2 3-pointers per game and concede 31.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 192nd and 114th, respectively, in the country.

Michigan State vs. Michigan Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Michigan State, and we expect that Michigan State will cover the spread (Michigan State -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 138.5 points.

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How to bet Michigan State vs. Michigan

You can bet on Michigan State vs. Michigan at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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