Michigan State vs. Maryland Betting Odds, Picks, Prediction: Just How Real Are the Spartans?
Rey Del Rio/Getty Images. Pictured: Cassius Winston
- Michigan State and Maryland (-2.5) are set to square off on Saturday in one of the biggest matchups in the Big Ten this season.
- The Spartans have endured a rollercoaster season and have struggled to cover the spread this season.
- Read our experts' full betting analysis below.
Michigan State at Maryland Odds
- Spread: Maryland -2.5
- Over/Under: 138
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPN
Maryland continues to thrive at the end of games, storming back to beat Minnesota by one point and improve to 5-2 in close contests.
Is that a sign of what’s to come or are the Terps due for regression against Michigan State? Let’s dive in.
How Odds Have Moved
Despite getting two-thirds of the bets, early action pushed Maryland down from -3 to -2.5. The total has remained steady at 138. — Steve Petrella
When Michigan State Has the Ball
In a loss to Maryland two weeks ago, Michigan State made just 4 of 19 attempts from beyond the arc. The Terps are third in the Big Ten in perimeter defense and had one of their best defensive days of the season in limiting a Spartans team that normally shoots 35% from long distance.
Cassius Winston committed four turnovers while shooting just 5 of 13 in that loss. But Michigan State should have no issues getting to the point of attack, as Maryland has a defensive steal rank of 316th in the nation.