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No. 19 Michigan State @ Minnesota

Current Records: Michigan State 7-2; Minnesota 7-0

What to Know

The #19 Michigan State Spartans have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. The Spartans and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will face off in a Big Ten battle at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Williams Arena. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

Michigan State didn't have too much trouble with the Toledo Rockets at home on Saturday as they won 81-68. Michigan State got double-digit scores from five players: guard Max Christie (14), forward Gabe Brown (12), guard Tyson Walker (11), forward Marcus Bingham Jr. (10), and guard A.J. Hoggard (10).

Meanwhile, Minnesota didn't have too much breathing room in their contest with the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Sunday, but they still walked away with an 81-76 victory. It was another big night for the Golden Gophers' guard Payton Willis, who had 24 points and seven assists.

The Spartans are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Saturday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

Michigan State found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 81-56 punch to the gut against Minnesota when the two teams previously met in December of last year. Can Michigan State avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Williams Arena -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $40.00


The Spartans are a solid 7-point favorite against the Golden Gophers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Spartans, as the game opened with the Spartans as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -108

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Series History

Michigan State have won eight out of their last ten games against Minnesota.

  • Dec 28, 2020 - Minnesota 81 vs. Michigan State 56
  • Jan 26, 2020 - Michigan State 70 vs. Minnesota 52
  • Jan 09, 2020 - Michigan State 74 vs. Minnesota 58
  • Mar 23, 2019 - Michigan State 70 vs. Minnesota 50
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Michigan State 79 vs. Minnesota 55
  • Feb 13, 2018 - Michigan State 87 vs. Minnesota 57
  • Mar 10, 2017 - Minnesota 63 vs. Michigan State 58
  • Jan 11, 2017 - Michigan State 65 vs. Minnesota 47
  • Dec 27, 2016 - Michigan State 75 vs. Minnesota 74
  • Jan 02, 2016 - Michigan State 69 vs. Minnesota 61

Injury Report for Minnesota

  • Danny Ogele: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Parker Fox: Out (Knee)
  • Isaiah Ihnen: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for Michigan State

No Injury Information