What is MSU’s record against Rutgers?
The Spartans are a perfect 11-0 all time vs. the Scarlet Knights, including 10-0 since Rutgers joined the Big Ten in the 2014. Of the 10 Big Ten victories, MSU is 4-0 at Rutgers, winning by an average of 18.0 points. The Spartans’ last two victories there were by 11 and 10 points, respectively.
How did Michigan State beat Rutgers in the first meeting?
In the rivals’ first meeting of the season, Michigan State defeated Rutgers 68-45 as a 3-point home favorite Jan 5. The Spartans were led by junior F Aaron Henry’s game-high 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.
What is the over/under in Michigan State’s last 12 games against Rutgers?
The OVER is 8-4 in Michigan State’s last 12 games. Michigan State is 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games against Rutgers. The UNDER is 5-2 in Rutgers’ last 7 games. Rutgers is 1-4 straight up in their last 5 home games against Michigan State.
How good has MSU basketball been in its past 6 games?
MSU’s other two wins in its past six gameswere among their best-played of the conference season, an 86-74 win at No. 11 Wisconsin and last Saturday’s 83-67 stomping of Michigan at Breslin Center.
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Michigan State will look to remain undefeated in a tough road matchup against Rutgers this week.
Prediction: MSU – 35, Rutgers – 14
The Spartans keep choppin’ and you still have to expect that they will do it again against Rutgers.
Prediction: MSU – 27, Rutgers – 23
I keep thinking Michigan state is going to trip over their feet with these “trap games” but they haven’t. Rutgers will pose some challenges for MSU, but MSU should take care of business.
Prediction: MSU – 31, Rutgers – 20
Does this count as a revenge game for the Spartans? I think it does from last year’s brutal season-opening lost to kickoff the Mel Tucker era, and I got to believe the players feel the same way. Michigan State will use that as extra motivation to lockdown a lackluster Rutgers offense and exploit their defense with their playmakers.
Why Michigan State Will Win
Rutgers might be plucky, but can it hang around on the boards and when the Spartans start to go off from three?
Why Rutgers Will Win
Michigan State has a turnover problem. It hasn’t been all that bad over the last few games, and it’s been better with the ball than it was earlier in the season, but it’s still good for giving the ball up around 14 times per game.
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Michigan State will look to win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month when No. 15 Rutgers comes to town on Tuesday night.
Keys to the Game
Here are a few keys to the game and things you should watch out for during this match-up between the Spartans and Scarlet Knights:
MSU – 76, Rutgers – 72
The Spartans for the time being have found their point guard, and that means sophomore guard Rocket Watts can move back into his more familiar role off the ball. That didn’t have a huge effect on Rocket last time out, but I like him to break out of his slump in this game to help lead Michigan State to a huge home victory.
Michigan State at Rutgers: Odds, spread and lines
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Michigan State at Rutgers: Three things to know
In the rivals’ first meeting of the season, Michigan State defeated Rutgers 68-45 as a 3-point home favorite Jan 5. The Spartans were led by junior F Aaron Henry’s game-high 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. The Scarlet Knights, who were ranked No.
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