Michigan State vs. Florida odds, line: 2018-19 college basketball picks, predictions from model on 6-2 roll
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Saturday's Florida vs. Michigan State game 10,000 times
The SEC and Big Ten square off Saturday afternoon at noon ET when No. 10 Michigan State travels to face Florida in a nationally televised matchup on CBS. Both teams are coming off impressive back-to-back early-season wins and are looking to build their NCAA tournament profile while gearing up for conference play. The Spartans are 1-point road favorites in the latest Michigan State vs. Florida odds, while the total is set at 141.5 points.
With Vegas viewing these teams as practically even, making the right call will be challenging, so be sure to check out the Michigan State vs. Florida picks and predictions from SportsLine's proven computer model before locking in any bets of your own.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $5,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. And it enters Week 4 of the 2018-19 college basketball season on a strong 6-2 run. Anybody who has been following it is way, way up.
Now it's locked in on Michigan State vs. Florida (stream live on fuboTV). We can tell you it's leaning Over, but it's also made a confident against the spread pick that hits in over 65 percent of simulations. You can only see that one at SportsLine.
The model has taken Michigan State's impressive start to the season into account. The Spartans (7-2) won the Big Ten regular season title last year, but were forced to replace a pair of lottery picks in Jaren Jackson Jr. and Miles Bridges this year.
Though there have been a few growing pains such as a season-opening loss to Kansas and a recent setback on the road at Louisville, the new-look Spartans have surged back into the top 10 nationally thanks to impressive wins over UCLA, Texas and Iowa. Three players -- Joshua Langford (17.1 pig), Cassius Winston (16.8 ppg) and Nick Ward (15.9) -- are averaging over 15 points per game to help power an offense that is putting up close to 90 points per contest.
But the Spartans will be challenged by a hungry Florida squad that might be hitting its stride after a shaky start.
The Gators (5-3) picked up a double-digit win over West Virginia in the Jimmy V Classic earlier this week, giving them their third victory in their last four outings after starting the season 2-2.
Defense appears to be the strength of this Florida team. After an 81-60 wake-up calling against rival Florida State to open the season, the Gators haven't given up more than 70 points in a game. They held the Mountaineers to just 56 points on Tuesday, and a similar defensive effort could easily help the Gators win or cover against the Spartans.
So which side of the Michigan State vs. Florida spread hits in over 65 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Michigan State vs. Florida spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed college hoops, and find out.
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