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The No. 10 Michigan State Spartans host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Breslin Center for a Big Ten matchup. The Scarlet Knights will look to avenge their 78-67 loss earlier this season to Sparty.


Whether you feel confident in the Spartans, or you want to throw a unit or two on the upset, you might still want to take a look at what the experts have to say about this matchup before making any bets. 


Rutgers vs Michigan State Predictions


Sports Chat Place

​Andrew Jett, of Sports Chat Place, likes the Spartans to cover the 17-point spread in East Lansing, as Rutgers has lost four of its last five games and hasn't even been able to top 70 points since Jan. 21.

Sports Jaw

The Sports Jaw staff likes Michigan State to roll over Rutgers in front of its home fans, but expects the Spartans to fail to cover the spread. They predict the final score will be 77-63 in favor of the Spartans, who have won their last four matchups with the Scarlet Knights.


ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor 

ESPN's BPI Matchup Predictor doesn't seem to have any faith in Rutgers to win this one straight up, giving the Scarlet Knights just a 3-percent chance to win.

Detroit Free Press

The staff over at the Detroit Free Press is in agreement that Michigan State will win straight up, but that Rutgers will cover. They predict final score to be 74-66. 


Overall, the consensus among the predictions is that the Spartans to will win straight up, but two of the three projections against the spread have Rutgers covering at least 15.5 points as road underdogs.


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