It’s no BetOnline scam to see so much college hoops in your sportsbook now as the season is starting to heat up with big matchups, and an intriguing non-conference tilt is brewing on Saturday out in Gonzaga, where the Bulldogs will host a Michigan State that has been tested in the early part of the season.
Michigan St at Gonzaga
When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 10, 2011
Where: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington
Odds: NO Line Yet
Spartans vs. Bulldogs Betting Lines from Bovada.lv
*CBB ATS Matchup Report*
College Basketball Betting – Bulldogs Welcome Spartans To Gonzaga
The Spartans (7-2) won their seventh in a row with an 89-69 rout of Central Connecticut at home, and a 5 Dimes review of this game would point to their 18-point edge in the second half to pull away from their smaller opponent. Travis Trice came off the bench to spark the Spartans with 20 points, while Michigan State outrebounded the Blue Devils 42-31 and held them to 34.8% from the field.
That was their second meeting of the season with a team named the Blue Devils as Michigan State has already lost to Duke and they also fell to North Carolina, so this team has been tested and learned a few things since playing those teams in their first two games of the season.
This will be another test for the Spartans, who are still considered a threat by price per head services that help set lines.
The No.22 Bulldogs (5-1) fell 82-75 at Illinois in their first loss of the season and even though they shot 51% from the field, they allowed the Illini to shoot 53.3% and they also committed 16 turnovers.
It’s something to play teams in tournaments, like Gonzaga has with Hawaii and Western Michigan, and they hosted Notre Dame, but those who use pay per head sportsbook companies know that a team needs to go on the road before they can be considered a real threat and Gonzaga still has a lot of work to do.
Gonzaga should be the favorites in this contest at home, but Michigan State is 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS in four meetings with the Bulldogs since 1997, although their lone SU loss came at Gonzaga in 2005.
While Michigan State isn’t as naturally talented as some of their recent teams, they’re still a hard-nosed tteam that will make you work for everything you get, so this will be a good game for Gonzaga to test themselves against a top team, although Michigan State isn’t ranked.
If the Bulldogs can take care of the ball and put in a total team effort on the glass, they should be able to come away with the win, so we’re banking on Gonzaga for a sports bet on Saturday.
• Under is 7-3 in MCHST last 10 Sat. games.
• Under is 11-5 in MCHST last 16 road games.
• Under is 6-2 in GONZ last 8 Sat. games.
• GONZ are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Sat. games.
• Under is 16-7-1 in GONZ last 24 home games.