NCAA Basketball Betting - Michigan St & Kansas Offer The Best Value At MSG

Michigan State Spartans Player

Charles Stark

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:22 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 2:22 PM UTC

We head to Madison Square Garden or we have two excellent matchups in NCAA basketball. In the first game Michigan State takes on Kentucky followed by Kansas versus Duke. Here are our NCAA Basketball pick.

Michigan State vs Kentucky

Michigan State lost their opening game to Arizona 65-63 while Kentucky rolled in its first two basketball games handedly beating Stephen F. Austin and Canisius. This a really good matchup of two very young teams and while Kentucky is known for being a team that reloads it is Michigan State that has actually done that quite well this season like with super freshman Miles Bridges who had 21 points versus Arizona. In that matchup against the Wildcats the Spartans struggled towards the end of the game but held Arizona to just 38.5% from the field which is respectable. Kentucky rolled in their first two games against lesser competition so it's hard to get a real gauge on them, but we know they are loaded. Oddsmakers have come out making Kentucky a pretty large -7.5 favorite across the board but I think this is just too many points to give a well-coached team. There are going to be some growing pains for both of these teams this season but I think the smart play in this game is to grab the points. Kentucky is a bit more talented across the board but I am betting that Tom Izzo will have his team will prepared so I will take them for one of my NCAA basketball picks.

Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Michigan State +7.5Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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 Kansas vs Duke

Duke comes into this matchup rolling easily in their first two wins of the season while Kansas dropped a tough overtime loss to Indiana to open the season. A lot of pundits have Duke as the odds-on favorite to win the national championship, however they come into this game a little bit banged up. Right now they have a star trio freshmen that have not seen any time but when they are healthy should give Duke a tremendous boost. We know what we're going to get from Coach K, a team that can get up and down the floor and flat-out score as well as playing tough man-to-man defense. The Jayhawks lost a very tough overtime game to Indiana, a game in which I think they learned a lot about themselves. I believe those types of losses only make a team stronger and like Duke-Kansas is loaded and led by a very talented senior guard in Frank Mason. The odds seem about right in this game with Duke being a -2.5 favorite across the board. However, Kansas is not Marist nor Grand Canyon and will probably pose some matchup problems for the blue Devils. I believe the Jayhawks have every chance to win this game so I will grab the points for one of my NCAA basketball picks.


Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Kansas +2.5Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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