Michigan State Spartans Odds
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Michigan State Spartans 2023 Season Preview
The Michigan State Spartans football team is heading into the 2023 season with goal of rebounding from a disappointing 5-7 record in 2022. Michigan State coach Mel Tucker, along with Spartans faithful, expect more out of the program, and will have their sites set on returning to the postseason.
On the offensive side, the departure of quarterback Payton Thorne and receiver Keon Coleman via the transfer portal has left a void. The spotlight now falls on quarterback Noah Kim, who competed with Thorne for the starting position during the spring. The offensive line, which allowed 18 sacks last season, is expected to improve, with experienced players like center Nick Samac and left guard J.D. Duplain providing leadership and physicality up front. The running back room also looks promising, with players like Jalen Berger, Nathan Carter, and Jaren Mangham. The tight end position is expected to be a strong point, with athletic tight end Maliq Carr ready to make an impact. Sparty has a lot of work to do on offense to improve upon its 81st ranked squad from a year ago, which averaged 24.4 PPG.
Defensively, the Spartans have struggled in recent seasons. The team has seen numerous players earn starts due to injuries and suspensions, leading to inconsistency. Fourth-year coordinator Scottie Hazelton is under pressure to improve the defense's performance, and fast. The defensive line, including players like Tunmise Adeleye, Khris Bogle, and Zion Young, aims to set the edge in run defense and control the flow of play. The secondary remains a question mark, with young talents like safeties Jaden Mangham and Malik Spencer needing to step up. Michigan State's defense allowed 27.4 points per game to opponents last season, ranking them 63rd in the nation.
While contending for the East Division title might be a stretch, the Spartans are focused on making strides and regaining traction in the Big Ten. Preaseason lines have the Spartans ranked 11th to win the Big Ten title at +10476 odds.
Betting on Michigan State
Michigan State Spread
Spread bets are wagers on how much a team will win or lose a game by; teams expected to win are known as favorites (minus odds) and teams expected to lose are called underdogs (plus odds). Here’s an example:
- Michigan State +13.5 (-110)
- Michigan -13.5 (-110)
If the Spartans lose, 28-17, they cover the spread by losing by fewer than 13.5 points, which is the number oddsmakers set. They also cover if they win the game outright. Michigan would need a win by 14 or more to cover its side.
Michigan State Over/Unders
Betting on Spartans overs was not very lucrative for bettors in 2022, as they only went over on 41.7% of their games (5-7 record). Over/unders are bets on how many points are scored between both teams in a game, a bad defense is just as helpful as a good offense for over bets. Unfortunately, Michigan State bettors couldn't rely on either with Sparty.
If you bet over 51 for the MSU vs. Ohio State game, for example, and the Spartans lost, 48-13, the 61 points scored means that your bet won. For under 51 bettors, the teams needed to combine for 50 or fewer, while a scoring output of exactly 51 would be a tie for both sides of the bet.
Michigan State Moneylines
Moneylines — bets on the outright winner of a game — have varied payouts depending on how likely or unlikely a win is for each team.
For example, MSU was a +1040 underdog vs. in-state rival Michigan last year, which means a $100 bet paid off a profit of $1,040 with the win. If the Spartans were -1040 favorites somehow, you would need to bet $1,040 to win $100 on the game.
Michigan State Props
Player props are a fun way to bet on the Spartans that don't rely on them winning the game. These bets are just made on an individual player’s performance for the night, usually in a single statistical category.
Some Spartans props you could bet on in 2023 include QB Noah Kim's passing yards, RB Jalen Berger's rushing touchdowns, or TE Maliq Carr receptions.
Michigan State Futures
If you’re a diehard Michigan State fan and want to have some skin in every game, you could make some bets on Spartans' futures.
Futures are bets on the outcome of the entire season. Some examples for 2023 include over/under on the Spartans' win total, odds to win the Big Ten, and players to lead the nation in certain statistics, among others.