Michigan State Spartans vs. Kentucky Wildcats ATS Prediction 11/05/19

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The Michigan State Spartans (0-0) clash against the Kentucky Wildcats (0-0) at Madison Square Garden. Action begins at 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, and can be seen on ESPN.

Michigan State Spartans vs. Kentucky Wildcats Betting Odds

Michigan State made the tournament last season following a 23-6 regular season campaign that earned them a two seed in the tournament. They reached the Final Four, where the Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated them. Kentucky, meanwhile, made it to the Elite Eight last season as a two seed in the tournament, where the Auburn Tigers defeated them. The Wildcats went 26-5 in the regular season.

This showdown pits one of the nation’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Kentucky ranked 20th in offensive efficiency and Michigan State was 25th in defensive efficiency in the 2018-19 season.

Michigan State Spartans vs. Kentucky Wildcats Odds Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Kentucky, ATS Winner – Kentucky, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Michigan State ranks third in assists per game (18.3) while Kentucky ranks 143rd (13.5).
  • The Wildcats rank 174th in steals per game (5.9) while the Spartans rank 234th (5.2).
  • Kentucky is second in the NCAA with 29.2 rebounds allowed per game while Michigan State is 29th with 31.7 rebounds allowed per game.
  • The Spartans rank 199th in three pointers attempted per game (21.6) while the Wildcats rank 321st (16.4).
  • Michigan State ranks seventh in blocks per game (5.3) while Kentucky ranks 89th in blocks allowed per game (3.0).