The Michigan State Spartans look to win their first game of the season when they host the Binghamton Bearcats on Sunday. Michigan State lost 62-69 to Kentucky in their first matchup of the season. Will the Spartans notch their first victory with a cover? Or, will the Bearcats keep it close as a massive underdog? Check out college basketball odds, a preview, and a free pick for Binghamton versus Michigan State!
Binghamton vs Michigan State NCAAB Odds, Preview & Pick
Why Binghamton Bearcats are a good bet +36
Like the Spartans, Binghamton didn’t have an auspicious beginning to this season. The Bearcats lost straight up to Cornell 64-84 on Nov. 5. They played awful. Big Red shot 51.6% from the field. They only forced 6 Cornell turnovers.
Although Binghamton’s performance was terrible, there is a silver lining. The Bearcats shot 36% from three. Because they have over 30 points to work with on Sunday, shooting that well from behind the three-point line could lead to a cover win.
- Points/G: 64
- Field Goal %: 41.4
- 3-Point %: 36
- Free Throw %: 70
- Rebounds/G: 29
- Points/G: 84
- Field Goal %: 51.6
- 3-Point %: 33.3
- Free Throw %: 86.7
- Rebounds/G: 32
Why Michigan State Spartans are a good bet -36
The Spartans got caught in a defensive slugfest versus Kentucky. The Wildcats slowed things down. Neither team scored a lot. Michigan State shot a better percentage from the field than the Wildcats did.
The Spartans shot 39.3% while Kentucky shot 38%. Michigan State failed from behind the three-point line. Sparty converted 5-of-26 three-point shots. If they convert their threes against Binghamton they will cover the massive spread.
- Points/G: 62
- Field Goal %: 39.3
- 3-Point %: 19.2
- Free Throw %: 72.2
- Rebounds/G: 37
- Points/G: 69
- Field Goal %: 38
- 3-Point %: 33.3
- Free Throw %: 78.1
- Rebounds/G: 30
NCAAB Betting Trends for Binghamton Bearcats vs Michigan State Spartans
- Bearcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss
- Binghamton is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games
- Bearcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 following a straight-up loss
- Spartans are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400
- Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss
- Spartans are 4-0 TS in their last 4 Sunday games
Binghamton vs Michigan State NCAAF Final Betting Analysis
The question in this game is how fast the Spartans play. A fast game could lead to a cover. Binghamton doesn’t have a good defense. Just look at how many points the Bearcats allowed Cornell to score.
The Spartans were horrible from three against Kentucky. That shouldn’t be the case in this. Michigan State might not even need to shoot a ton of threes. Cornell shot close to 52% from the field against the Bearcats. MSU will dump the ball into the paint and score at will. Once in awhile, they’ll throw it out for a three-point shot. Not only that, but Binghamton struggled to score against Cornell. They have no shot of reaching 60 against Michigan State. Spartans cover.
NCAAB Free Pick: Michigan State Spartans -36