Michigan State Spartans at Florida Gators ATS Prediction


The 10th-ranked Michigan State Spartans (7-2) will travel to the Stephen C. O’Connell Center to go head-to-head with the Florida Gators (5-3). The game starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Michigan State Spartans vs. Florida Gators Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last matchup. The Gators got blown out by the 17th-ranked Florida State Seminoles, 81-60, while the Spartans fell to the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 92-87.

Michigan State had a better free throw rate (0.390 vs. 0.290) while Florida had a better offensive rebounding percentage (25.7 vs. 25.0). Jalen Hudson put together a solid outing for Florida with 11 points. Meanwhile, Kenny Goins had a good game for Michigan State, contributing 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Florida could put on a ball-control clinic in this showdown. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Florida ranks 13th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.9 percent), while Michigan State has forced the fifth-fewest turnovers (14.9 percent). Also, the Spartans rank 10th in offensive rebounding percentage (37.1 percent), while the Gators rank 260th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.9 percent).

Michigan State Spartans at Florida Gators Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Florida, ATS Winner – Michigan State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Michigan State averages 41.7 rebounds per game, which ranks ninth in the NCAA. Florida ranks 242nd in rebounds allowed per game (37.0).
  • The Spartans rank third in blocks per game (6.7) while the Gators rank 76th in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
  • Florida ranks 85th in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while Michigan State ranks 131st in three pointers allowed per game (21.5).
  • The Gators rank 42nd in steals per game (7.5) while the Spartans rank 262nd (4.4).
  • Michigan State ranks second in assists per game (19.3) while Florida ranks 165th (13.2).