Michigan State vs Duke Betting Odds and Pick – November 29, 2016


Two behemoth programs face off when the Duke Blue Devils host the Michigan State Spartans Tuesday. Duke has historically gotten the better of Michigan State, as the Blue Devils are 10-2 in program history against the Spartans, which includes winning each of the past five.

– Shark
  • Michigan State is 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games against Duke.
  • Duke is 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against the Big Ten.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Duke’s last 5 games.

Duke continues to dominant despite being without highly touted freshmen Marques Bolden, Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum. Since losing to Kansas on a last second shot, Duke has one four-straight while holding opponents to 64.5 points per game. Luke Kennard has picked up the slack with the sophomore averaging 17.1 points but has shot under 40 percent in three of the past four games thanks to his high volume approach.

Michigan State has gotten this far on the back of their defensive effort, as the Spartans have held five of their seven opponents under 40 percent shooting from the floor. Offensively, Michigan State has been relying heavily on freshman Mile Bridges who is averaging 17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Duke Blue Devils as -11.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Michigan State Spartans vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Michigan State Spartans have watched them go 4-3 and 2-4 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Duke Blue Devils are at 6-1 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Duke Blue Devils are 0-6, while the Michigan State Spartans have a 2-4 mark.

The Blue Devils – Spartans odds would favor the Blue Devils if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Duke is rated No. 5 in the current Odds – Shark
poll, while Michigan State is at No. 141.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Michigan State Spartans rank No. 98 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 38.71 per game. That compares with Duke’s No. 54 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Duke is college basketball’s No. 81-ranked team at 8.43 per game, while the Michigan State Spartans rate No. 37 with 9.29 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michigan State got 21 points from Miles Bridges en route to a 77-72 victory over Wichita State on Friday at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

The Blue Devils blew out Appalachian State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 93-58 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State’s last 5 games on the road
  • Duke is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke’s last 5 games
  • Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Michigan State

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State home to Oral Roberts, Saturday, December 3rd
Duke at Maine, Saturday, December 3rd


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