With Big Ten play looming, the Michigan State Spartans will look to get back on track when they battle the Georgia Southern Eagles on Tuesday in a non-conference matchup at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. The Eagles (0-6), who have lost five games by double digits, are 3-15 on the road since the start of the 2022-23 season. The Spartans (3-3), who have won two of their last three games, are 15-3 on their home court since the start of last season. This will be the first-ever meeting between the teams.
The game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET. Georgia Southern is averaging 70.3 points per game, while Michigan State averages 73. The Spartans are 28-point favorites in the latest Georgia Southern vs. Michigan State odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 142. Before making any Michigan State vs. Georgia Southern picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 4 of the 2023-24 season on an 94-61 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It is also off to an 8-2 roll on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan State vs. Georgia Southern and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Georgia Southern vs. Michigan State:
- Michigan State vs. Georgia Southern spread: Michigan State -28
- Michigan State vs. Georgia Southern over/under: 142 points
- GS: The Eagles have hit the team total over in 17 of their last 31 games (+0.75 units)
- MSU: The Spartans have hit the game total under in 14 of their last 20 games at home (+7.40 units)
- Michigan State vs. Georgia Southern picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Michigan State can cover
Senior forward Malik Hall will look to get back on track against the Eagles after having been held to just eight points in Thursday's loss to third-ranked Arizona. He has reached double-figure scoring in three games, including an 18-point effort in a 74-65 loss to ninth-ranked Duke on Nov. 14. The fifth-year veteran has started all six games for the Spartans this season. In 24.5 minutes, he is averaging 9.7 points, five rebounds and two assists.
Senior A.J. Hoggard is also a big part of the Spartans' offense. He is coming off a 15-point performance in the loss to Arizona and has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last three games. He scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 74-54 win over Butler on Nov. 17. He has played all four seasons at Michigan State and has started 55 of 102 games he has appeared in, including 39 of the past 40. See which team to pick here.
Why Georgia Southern can cover
The Eagles have two players averaging 10 or more points, including senior guard Deuce Dean. He has reached double-digit scoring in three of five games, including 20 points in a 70-60 loss at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 11. He also scored 17 points, while grabbing six rebounds in a 96-92 loss to Kennesaw State on Nov. 19. Dean is in his first season with the program after spending four years at Hampton. In 27.4 minutes of action, he is averaging 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and two assists for Georgia Southern.
Sophomore guard Jamar Franklin has been red hot for the Eagles, scoring in double figures in each of the last three games. He scored 16 points in an 82-64 loss at East Carolina on Nov. 20, and had 16 against Kennesaw State. In the latest loss to Northeastern, he added 10 points. He is in his first season with the program after spending 2022-23 with South Alabama, playing in 32 games including three starts. See which team to pick here.
How to make Georgia Southern vs. Michigan State picks
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