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​Michigan vs Michigan State has produced some exciting college basketball games over the years and Saturday has the potential to be yet another on the long list. Both teams come in ranked in the top 10 with No. 7 Michigan sitting as a ​3.5-point underdogs visiting No. 9 Michigan State, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Before placing a bet down on this matchup, it's always smart to take a look at what some industry experts are saying about this Big Ten showdown. 

Michigan vs Michigan State Predictions

Lansing State Journal

Graham Couch, of the Lansing State Journal, is going with the Wolverines to both cover and win outright, by a score of 69-67. He thinks that this veteran Michigan team won't leave MSU with too much room for mistakes, and that will ultimately will be the Spartans' downfall on Saturday night.

Sports Chat Place

The team at Sports Chat Place is going with the Spartans to cover the spread on Saturday night, pointing to the fact that it's Senior Night for Michigan State. That could provide the Spartans with some extra energy to help close out their seniors' careers on a high note against their biggest rival.

ESPN BPI Matchup Predictor

ESPN's BPI gives the Spartans a distinct advantage in this one with a 71.8-percent chance to come away with the moneyline victory at home on Saturday.

Overall, we have a 2-1 split on moneyline picks in favor of Michigan State. In terms of the spread, it's an even split with our experts, one for the Wolverines and one for the Spartans. 

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