The Michigan State Spartans will take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles at 5 p.m. ET Saturday at home. The Spartans should still be riding high after a big victory, while EMU will be looking to regain their footing.
MSU took their contest against the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday by a conclusive 73-52 score. The oddsmakers were on MSU’s side, but they didn’t give the team enough credit as the margin was unexpectedly wide. They got their win on the backs of several key players, and it was guard Max Christie out in front picking up 18 points. Christie’s performance made up for a slower game against the Western Michigan Broncos last Friday.
Meanwhile, EMU was just a bucket shy of a win on Thursday and fell 74-73 to the Northern Kentucky Norse.
This next matchup looks promising for MSU, who are favored by a full 23 points. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The Spartans are now 2-1 while the Eagles sit at 1-3. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: MSU have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 34.60%, which places them 26th in college basketball. Less enviably, EMU is 21st worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 80 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against EMU.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: Jack Breslin Student Events Center — East Lansing, Michigan
- TV: BTN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $9.76
- Live Stream: Watch with FuboTV (7Days Free Trial)
The Spartans are a big 23-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Spartans as a 22-point favorite.
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Michigan State have won all of the games they’ve played against Eastern Michigan in the last seven years.
- Nov 25, 2020 – Michigan State 83 vs. Eastern Michigan 67
- Dec 21, 2019 – Michigan State 101 vs. Eastern Michigan 48
- Nov 23, 2015 – Michigan State 89 vs. Eastern Michigan 65