Date: Sunday, Feb. 28
Tipoff: 2:00 p.m. EST
Location: College Park, Maryland
Arena: Xfinity Center
Money line: Michigan State +120 | Maryland -145
Against the spread/ATS: Michigan State +2.5 (-105) | Maryland -2.5 (-115)
Over/Under: 133.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Michigan State leads the head-to-head series with Maryland, 10-6. This will be the first matchup of the season between the Spartans and the Terrapins. Last season, Michigan State split the two matchups between the ranked opponents, while being led by Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman. This year, Aaron Henry is looking to create a little bit of that magic as the Spartans get closer to March.
Michigan State is coming off of two key Big Ten wins against Illinois and Ohio State. Henry averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game over the two matchups. After the two wins against some of the top teams in the country, ESPN’s bracketology currently has Michigan State on the bubble, specifically in the “First Four In,” according to Joe Lunardi.