In a non-conference “blue blood” matchup, the fourth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats will take on the Michigan State Spartans. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting odds, picks, betting trends and KenPom rankings, then give our Kentucky vs Michigan State prediction for the NCAA game today.
Kentucky vs Michigan State Game Info
State Farm Champions Classic
No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats (2-0) vs Michigan State Spartans (1-1)
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Time: 7 PM ET
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, IN
Kentucky vs Michigan State College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Moneyline: UK: (-250) | MSU: (+200)
Point Spread: UK: -6.5 (-110) | MSU: +6.5 (-110)
Total: 141.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
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KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
Kentucky vs Michigan State College Basketball Betting Trends
- Michigan State is 6-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last eight games.
- The Total has gone OVER in seven of the last 10 games Michigan State has played.
- Kentucky is 8-0 straight up in their last eight games in November.
- The Total has gone OVER in seven of the last 10 games Kentucky has played against a Big Ten Opponent.
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Kentucky vs Michigan State Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
Kentucky comes into this year with a bad taste in their mouth, after a 15-seed in Oral Roberts beat them as a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament. They bring in a top-five freshman class, as per usual, headlined by Chris Livingston and Carson Wallace. They bring back Oscar Tshiebwe, but he is questionable heading into this matchup, as he is nursing a knee injury that held him out of the games against Howard and Duquesne. If Oscar is deemed inactive, they may not have enough against a Michigan State-led Tom Izzo team that took Gonzaga to the buzzer less than a week ago.
Michigan State comes into this matchup fresh off a hard-fought 64-63 loss to Gonzaga on Friday. Leading the way was center Mady Sissoko, dropping 14 points with nine rebounds and a shooting percentage above 50%. The key for their loss was getting out-rebounded by eight, 16 turnovers, shooting from the arc, and the free throw missed opportunities (18-28). If they want to leave Indianapolis with a win, assuming Oscar is inactive, they will have to feed Sissoko and make sure Hall’s presence is felt, especially from deep, something they have lacked.
Our college basketball betting Kentucky vs Michigan State prediction tonight will be Kentucky/Michigan State OVER 141.5 at BetOnline.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Kentucky a 76.2% chance to win.