Michigan State vs Gonzaga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 11 (Bulldogs' Offense Too Much for Spartans)

Devon Platana
Michigan State vs. Gonzaga prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Michigan State vs. Gonzaga prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Young Kwak

Michigan State vs Gonzaga Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Michigan State Spartans (1-0) vs. No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs (1-0)
Date: Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Venue: USS Abraham Lincoln — San Diego, CA
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Friday, Nov. 11 with the Peraton Armed Forces Classic. This year's event will be played between the Michigan State Spartans and No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Michigan State opened the campaign with a huge 73-55 win over Northern Arizona on Monday. On the other hand, Gonzaga also started the new year with a victory — a 104-63 win against North Florida — led by 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting from Drew Timme.

Michigan State vs Gonzaga Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MSU: (+500) | GONZ: (-720)
Spread: MSU: +11.5 (-110) | GONZ: -11.5 (-110)
Total: 146.5 —Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Gonzaga enters this contest as massive favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 146.5 points, which is high compared to Friday's projected totals.

Michigan State vs Gonzaga Prediction & Pick

Both teams will be tested a lot more than they were in their respective season-opening games. Though Michigan State enjoyed a lot of interior success against Northern Arizona, it won't be that easy against a Gonzaga team that possesses the likes of Timme, Efton Reid III and Anton Watson down low.

Gonzaga was also the highest-scoring team in the nation last season, averaging 87.2 points per game. Meanwhile, Michigan State's defense was rather ordinary, giving up 69.0 PPG (No. 156), which increased to 71.8 PPG in contests away from Breslin Center.

At the end of the day, Gonzaga is one of the most complete units in the United States and the No. 2-ranked school for a reason. Back the Bulldogs getting the victory as they continue their pursuit of their first-ever National Championship.

Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga: 83 | Michigan State: 75

Michigan State vs Gonzaga Betting Trends

- Michigan State is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against Gonzaga.
- Gonzaga is 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Michigan State's last nine games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Gonzaga's last five games.

Michigan State vs Gonzaga Best Bet

Even though I'm projecting Gonzaga to win, I expect Michigan State to keep things closer than the spread implies. After all, the Spartans have won four of their last five games against the Bulldogs, while the latter is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games overall.

With Gonzaga never having beaten its upcoming opponent by 12-plus points, give me Michigan State covering the 11.5-point spread.

Bet: Michigan State +11.5 (-110)

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