Authored by College Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 7:15 pm EST in the Big Ten vs. ACC Challenge on the ESPN Network.
The (5-2) And 18th ranked Michigan State Spartans of the Big-Ten Conference will make the trip from the State Capital of the Wolverine state to the Northwest part of the Hoosier state to take on the (6-1) Notre Dame Fighting Irish of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014 College Basketball action. The team will play at Edmund P. Joyce Center in South Bend, Indiana. This Sports Handicapper believes Michigan State Spartans have enough talent to compete for the Big-Ten championship. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish has an NBA-caliber guard, but the rest of the talent is suspect. The Opening betting line has Michigan State as a two-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the total is pending for Wednesday Night’s game.
2014-15 Michigan State Spartans had won four in a row before losing their last game 61-56 to Kansas. Michigan State lost two first-round NBA draft picks from a team that made it to the elite eight last season, Gary Harris and Adrien Payne will be hard to replace. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is a master of getting the most out of his players, and it will be no different this year. Michigan State is 9-4 their last 13 played on Wednesday’s. Michigan State is 3-4 Against The Spread, going over the total three times and staying under four on 2014 College Basketball Expert Betting Predictions this season. Michigan State will be seeking their 18th straight NCAA Tournament bid and with a player like senior Branden Dawson they will get that done. The key to success for Michigan State will be point guard Travis Trice, who has been a regular in the rotation since his freshman year.
The 2014-15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish have played mostly cupcakes so far this season, they had a one-point loss to Providence and they are looking to get back to the post-season after being left out last year. The over is 11-5 Notre Dame last 16 vs. NonConference opponents, and they are 1-1 Against The Spread this season, going over the total just once. Notre Dame was very competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season; they had more than their share of single-digit losses. Guard Jerian Grant is long and talented and should dominate most of the guards in the ACC, he must take over vs. Michigan State on Wednesday if the Irish have a chance.
Free Pick: Michigan State +1′.