Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Spartans versus the Golden Gophers? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on PEAC. The game will be played at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN. Michigan State come into this Big Ten conference matchup as the -3 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 139 points.

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers +3

This game will be played at Williams Arena at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Golden Gophers.
  • Not only will Minnesota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Michigan State Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

Michigan State heads into tonight's game against Minnesota as the favorite. The Spartans are 12-4 when favored this season and have gone 6-5 in Big Ten play.

On the road, Michigan State has struggled, going just 1-4 this year. In their last 10 road games, the Spartans have gone 3-7.

Michigan State has an ATS record of 13-9 this season, including a mark of 2-3 on the road. As the favorite, the Spartans have gone 10-6 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Michigan State is 7-3 ATS.

Michigan State's over/under record for the season sits at 10-12 and today's line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (141.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 139.

Michigan State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 63 points against Maryland. In that game, they made 4/14 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 44.4%. Malik Hall led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, Tyson Walker contributed 19 points for the Spartans.

Michigan State's defense has been playing well, ranking 37th nationally, with 65.3 points allowed per game. The Michigan State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 54 points and allowed Maryland to connect on 4 threes.

Can Minnesota Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

Minnesota enters this game as the underdog, a role they have played 10 times this season, going 4-6 in those games. At home, the Golden Gophers have been dominant, going 12-3 this season, including an average scoring margin of +14.2 points per game.

Over their last 10 home games, Minnesota is 8-2, and they have won their last two games. In their most recent game, they defeated Northwestern, 75-66. On the season, they are 14-7, including a 5-5 record in Big Ten play.

As the underdog, Minnesota has been an impressive 7-3 vs. the spread this season. In their last 3 games as the underdog, the Golden Gophers have gone 3-0 ATS and they are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. Overall, Minnesota's ATS record for the year is 16-4-1.

Minnesota's over/under record for the season sits at 11-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 144.7 points. Today's over/under line of 139 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143.5). So far, 16 of their games have had a higher over/under line than 139 and today's line matches the average scoring in their last three games (139 points).

The Golden Gophers' offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.5 points per contest. The team's top scorer is Dawson Garcia, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 17.7, while Mike Mitchell Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 10.3 leading up to the game.

Coming into today's game, the Minnesota defense is giving up an average of 68.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Michigan State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.3%.