Who's Playing

Maryland @ Michigan State

Current Records: Maryland 15-15; Michigan State 19-11

What to Know

The Michigan State Spartans will be returning home after a two-game road trip. MSU and the Maryland Terrapins will face off in a Big Ten battle at 4:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Maryland will be strutting in after a win while the Spartans will be stumbling in from a defeat.

MSU ended up a good deal behind the Ohio State Buckeyes when they played this past Thursday, losing 80-69.

Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the matchup between Maryland and the Minnesota Golden Gophers this past Wednesday was still a pretty decisive one as Maryland wrapped it up with an 84-73 victory at home. Maryland's guard Hakim Hart was one of the most active players for the squad, picking up 19 points in addition to seven boards.

MSU is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

The Spartans are now 19-11 while the Terrapins sit at 15-15. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: MSU is 29th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 10.8 on average. Marylands have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the game with the 21st fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.6 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jack Breslin Student Events Center -- East Lansing, Michigan
  • TV: CBS
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $18.10

Odds

The Spartans are a solid 6-point favorite against the Terrapins, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Michigan State have won seven out of their last 11 games against Maryland.

  • Feb 01, 2022 - Michigan State 65 vs. Maryland 63
  • Mar 11, 2021 - Maryland 68 vs. Michigan State 57
  • Feb 28, 2021 - Maryland 73 vs. Michigan State 55
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Michigan State 78 vs. Maryland 66
  • Feb 15, 2020 - Maryland 67 vs. Michigan State 60
  • Jan 21, 2019 - Michigan State 69 vs. Maryland 55
  • Jan 28, 2018 - Michigan State 74 vs. Maryland 68
  • Jan 04, 2018 - Michigan State 91 vs. Maryland 61
  • Mar 04, 2017 - Maryland 63 vs. Michigan State 60
  • Mar 12, 2016 - Michigan State 64 vs. Maryland 61
  • Jan 23, 2016 - Michigan State 74 vs. Maryland 65