College Basketball Pick - Arizona vs Michigan State

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Friday, November 11, 2016 2:24 PM GMT

Arizona takes on Michigan State in Honolulu Hawaii for the  Free Armed Forces Classic. Check out our free college basketball pick. 

Arizona vs Michigan State

The first of two top 20 clashes at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu is set for a tip a little past 6 PM (ET) on ESPN as No. 10/11 Arizona takes on No. 12/9 Michigan State. The close proximity that the Wildcats and Spartans share in the two polls would suggest a very tight spread on the NCAA basketball odds, and that's just what the sports books are giving us. Top rated sportsbook BetOnline has State as 1½ point chalk and 141½ is your total.

Life for Sean Miller and the 'Cats begins without big man Ryan Anderson and Gabe York, their best outside-shooting threat. Enter 5-star recruits Rawle Alkins and Kobi Simmons. Arizona should have some experience in the backcourt with Allonzo Trier and Kadeem Allen, plus it will be interesting to see how quickly 6-11 Fin Lauri Markkanen picks things up.

Tom Izzo has to replace his top three scorers, his top two rebounders and his point guard from a team that was a 2-seed in last year's dance. Finding someone to step in for Denzel Valentine would have been a lot to ask by itself. The Spartans have a tough early slate that finds Kentucky next up after 'Zona plus a trip to Duke at the end of November. Eron Harris and Matt McQuaid will step into the backcourt and key newcomers to watch are forward Miles Bridges plus guards Josh Langford and Cassius Winston.

Kinda' like Arizona straight up on a moneyline play, but will bet 'under' the total instead.

Free College Basketball Pick: Under 141½Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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