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Kentucky vs Michigan State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 15 (Spartans Struggle Against Wildcats)

Devon Platana
Kentucky vs. Michigan State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
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Kentucky vs Michigan State Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats (2-0) vs. Michigan State Spartans (1-1)
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, IN
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Tuesday, Nov. 15 with another slate of games, including the annual State Farm Champions Classic. One of the matchups from the four-team event pits the No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats against the Michigan State Spartans.

Kentucky enters the matchup fresh off a 77-52 win over Duquesne on Friday, improving to 2-0 in the process. Meanwhile, Michigan State just suffered its first loss of the year, losing 64-63 to Gonzaga on that same day.

Kentucky vs Michigan State Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: UK: (-260) | MSU: (+210)
Spread: UK: -6.5 (-104) | MSU: +6.5 (-115)
Total: 141.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Kentucky enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 141.5 points, which is about average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.

Kentucky vs Michigan State Prediction & Pick

Kentucky and Michigan State have been evenly matched over the years. They've met 13 previous times, resulting in six victories for the Wildcats and seven for the Spartans. However, it's been Kentucky that's won each of the last two meetings by a combined score of 138 to 110.

While both defenses have been solid to start the year, Kentucky has a clear edge on offense. After boasting the United States' ninth-best offense in 2021-22 (79.4 PPG), the Wildcats have averaged 86.0 PPG so far this fall.

Meanwhile, Michigan State owned the No. 112 offense last season (72.3 PPG) and is only averaging 68.0 PPG this year on a 42.7% field-goal percentage. Those just aren't numbers that pose much of a threat to a top-five school like Kentucky.

The Wildcats are ranked for a reason and after Michigan State struggled to get anything going against Gonzaga, this game is Kentucky's to lose.

Final Score Prediction: Kentucky: 76 | Michigan State: 67

Kentucky vs Michigan State Betting Trends

- Kentucky is 8-0 straight up in its last eight games played in November.
- Michigan State is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games played on Tuesday.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Kentucky's last 10 games against the Big Ten.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Michigan State's last 10 games.

Kentucky vs Michigan State Best Bet

Kentucky shouldn't have any issues covering the 6.5-point spread tonight. That's a mark that the Wildcats have covered in both of their last two games against the Spartans, winning those contests by an average margin of 14 points.

With Kentucky having the clear offensive advantage tonight, John Calipari's squad should be able to win this one by at least seven points.

Bet: Kentucky - 6.5 (-104)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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