Michigan State vs Rutgers Pick: Thursday, January 28th

Michigan State vs Rutgers Pick January 28, 2021: Due to Covid issues in the program, Michigan State hasn’t played since snapping their 2 game winning streak in a 55-54 loss at home to Purdue way back on Jan 8th. All rotation pieces will be back for sure, except for 4th leading scorer guard Joshua Langford, who has been upgraded to questionable. The Spartans have 2 players scoring in double figures in forwards Aaron Henry and Joey Hauser. They score 76 points per game, get nice distribution with 19.2 assists per game, and hit 44.85% from the field, 34.7% from behind the arc, and 76.6% from the stripe.

Meanwhile, Rutgers snapped their 5 game losing streak with a big 74-70 win at Indiana on Sunday. Senior guard Geo Baker went for 19 points, and 5 assists in the win. He’s averaging 9.6 points and 2.8 assists on the season. Leading scorer junior Ron Harper jr had another big game going for 15 and 12 boards. He’s averaging 18.3 points per game and 6.5 rebounds on the season. 6’11 junior Myles Johnson had a nice night with 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 blocks. He’s averaging 8.1 points, 8.6 rebounds on the season. They hit 46.25% from the field, 35.4% from behind the arc, but have struggled badly from the line hitting just 57.9%.

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Michigan State vs Rutgers Odds

Michigan State Odds +2.5 (-110)
Rutgers Odds -2.5 (-110)
Total 142
Where/When Rutgers Athletic Center, 7 PM ET

Michigan State come into Thursday night’s game having won 6 of the last 10 games, having outscored their opponents by an average of 74-71, yet have dropped 3 of their last 5 games. The Spartans are 6-6 on the betting total this season, and have put up an average of 76 points per game. Meanwhile, Rutgers are 4-6 in their last 10 games, and have been outscored by an average of 3.6 points per game, losing by an average score of 73.3 – 69.7 in their last 10. Rutgers have gone Over the betting total in 8 of their 14 games, and have averaged 73.4 points per game this season so far.

Michigan State vs Rutgers ATS Match-Up


ATS Record

ATS Margin

Michigan State 3-9 -6.4
Rutgers 6-7-1 -1.8
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