The Michigan State Spartans are taking on the second-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs at the USS Abraham Lincoln Stadium, which is being played at a neutral site. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting picks, odds, betting trends and KenPom rankings, then give our Michigan State vs Gonzaga prediction for the game tonight.
Michigan State vs Gonzaga Prediction | College Basketball Game Tonight
Michigan State Spartans (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) vs No. 2 Gonzaga (1-0, 0-0 West Coast)
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM EST
Venue: USS Abraham Lincoln – San Diego, CA
Michigan State vs Gonzaga College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Moneyline: MSU: (+570) | GU: (-770)
Point Spread: MSU: +11 | GU: -11
Total: 142 – Over: (-113) | Under: (-107)
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KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
Michigan State vs Gonzaga Betting Trends
- Michigan State is 0-1 ATS this season.
- The OVER is 0-1 for Michigan State this season.
- Gonzaga is 1-0 ATS this season.
- The OVER is 1-0 for Gonzaga this season.
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Michigan State vs Gonzaga Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
Michigan State opened up the season at home against Northern Arizona with a win, 73-55. They shot exceptionally well, but take that for what it is worth against a Northern Arizona team that is ranked 263rd at KenPom. Joey Hauser led the team with 18 points, shooting 50% from the field, and 50% from three-point range. He also chipped in 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. Pierre Brooks and Hauser were the only two Spartans to hit double-digits, as Brooks scored 14. Freshman Jaxson Kohler had a good debut, checking in with six points, nine rebounds, and an assist while shooting 60% from the field. I expect Michigan State to show some fight, but the talent on this team lacks from years past, so I do not expect them to beat Gonzaga.
Gonzaga, on the other hand, returns Drew Timme for the fourth year. He has averaged close to 20 points per game in the previous two years. With there being no clear star other than him at this moment, they will have to look Timme’s way in this game often and early. Malachai Smith, a transfer from Chattanooga, will be a vital piece of the bench, as he dropped 15 against North Florida. Gonzaga should run away with this game in the second half, but I will not rule out a Tom Izzo-led spartan team in any fashion.
Our college basketball betting Michigan State vs Gonzaga prediction tonight will be MICHIGAN STATE COVERS at BetOnline.
For what it’s worth the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Gonzaga an 83.1% chance to win.