The No. 6 Michigan State Spartans grabbed the Maryland Terrapins by their collars and threw them out of the window in matchup earlier this month. Will the Spartans do it again to Maryland? Or will the Terrapins play with some more pride and make this game a lot closer than the first one – better yet, beat Michigan State? Register to bet and wager with your pick.
Betting Preview for the Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins NCAA Basketball Game on January 28, 2018
Where: Xfinity Center
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
Line: Michigan State Spartans (n/a) vs Maryland Terrapins (n/a) –view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Michigan State Spartans (18-3)
No disrespect to Mikal, but Michigan State has the best Bridges in all of college hoops. Miles Bridges has been a force on the floor for the Spartans. The sophomore is scoring 17.7 points, getting 7.3 boards, and making 3.0 assists per game. An athletic 6-foot-7, 225-pound guard, Bridges gives opposing teams headaches especially in terms of finding the best player to match up with him. The Spartans don’t concentrate on just Bridges, though. They are tops in the nation in assists with 20.9 per game, so we wish Maryland good luck in trying to close out on Michigan State’s shooters and cutters. The Spartans even had four players with at least 10 points in their 91-61 soul-crushing of Maryland on Jan. 4.
Speaking of shooting, the Spartans are second in Division I ball with a 52.4 percent field goal percentage and eighth with 41.7 percent clip from deep. By the way, they play great defense, too, allowing opponents to just 64.1 points. Michigan is 6-4 ATS in its last 10 road games as the favorite.
Betting on the Maryland Terrapins (15-7)
Maryland is looking for revenge for their embarrassing 30-point loss to Michigan State earlier this month. The Terps are also looking to bounce back after taking a 71-68 road loss against the Indiana Hoosiers on Monday. Sophomore guard Anthony Cowan is the single biggest threat to the Spartans this Sunday. Cowan, who leads the Terrapins with 16.4 points per game to go with 4.8 assists and 4.7 rebounds, racked up 26 points on 8-for-17 shooting from the field with three long bombs in the loss to Michigan State. He had 18 against Indiana, but was a salty 1-for-6 from three-point range. Cowan is going to need help, as he can’t take on the Spartans alone. Kevin Huerter (14.2 PPG) scored 16 points in the first meeting with Michigan State but besides him and Cowan, the other three starters combined for a pathetic total of 11 points. The Terps’ bench, meanwhile, ‘erupted’ for eight points. Maryland is averaging 76.3 points and is giving up 67.1 per outing. The Terrapins are 3-1-1 ATS in its last five games as home underdogs.
Michigan State teaches the Terps another hard lesson on both ends of the floor with a 76-68 win.
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