Authored by College Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Monday Night November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.
The (2-1) Santa Clara Broncos of the West Coast Conference will take make the trip from Northern California to the Capital of the Wolverine State to take on the (2-1) and 19th ranked Michigan State Spartans of the Big Ten Conference in 2014 NCAA Basketball action. The game will be played at The Breslin Center on the Campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. This Sports handicapper has been watching West Coast Conference basketball for years and believed Santa Clara will again be in rebuilding mode. Michigan State Spartans also lost a lot they are still one of the best teams in the tough Big Ten Conference. The Opening Betting Line has Michigan State as a 14-point home favorite Against The Spread, and the total is not posted for Monday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Santa Clara Broncos lost to Utah State 60-54 in their last game and were looking forward to their Midwest trip. Cal-Santa Clara will be looking to improve on their 14-19 campaign last season, they only won six games in West Coast Conference play. Santa Clara has been recruiting the guard position over the years strong. One of their most known Alumni’s is future NBA Hall of Famer Steve Nash, a Canadian, who played for the Broncos in the early 1990’s. This season is no different with the backcourt combination of Sophomore guard Jared Brownridge, 12.0 ppg, and Senior guard Brandon Clark both are from the Chicago Area. Santa Clara is 1-1 Against The spread this season and dating back to last season they are 4-1 on 2014 Winning College Basketball ATS Expert Predictions. The key to a Santa Clara win on Monday is for their guards to control the tempo, it’s clear that they can’t matchup with Michigan State in the paint but at this level of College Basketball good guard play is vital.
2014-15 Michigan State Spartans were beaten by Duke in a nationally televised game last week, this years version of Michigan State are going to be good but not like last season’s team that seen both Adrien Payne and Gary Harris to the NBA in the first round. Forward Branden Dawson is the team leader and their best player this year, he is also a greater Chicago area player. Point guard Travis Trice runs the team and has a lot of experience in Big games. Michigan State is 1-6 Against The Spread their last seven dating back to last season and have gone over the total in two of three this season. The key to a Michigan State win is to trust the process, they are predicted to finish in third place, but they will get better as the season goes along.
Free Pick: Santa Clara+14′.