Michigan State Vs. Ohio State: Can Spartans Pull a Kansas State Saving Season?

Joe DuffyAnalyst IFebruary 15, 2011

Michigan State tries to pull a Kansas State and salvage a disappointing season
Michigan State tries to pull a Kansas State and salvage a disappointing seasonJoe Robbins/Getty Images

The sports betting world is celebrating another College Basketball Game of the Year winner on Kansas State outright over Kansas.  But the opportunities never end.

OffshoreInsiders.com Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has a winner in college basketball on Michigan State (+12.5) at Ohio State.

I thought about making the Spartans a premium play because they still have too much talent to ever be getting this much but with Delvon Roe now banged up and doubtful I just cannot trust tonight’s visitors.

Tom Izzo’s squad has been absolutely awful this season. I have no unearthly idea how MSU has been as consistently bad as they have been but to get around a dozen, even with a few missing pieces, is worth a shot.

At least the men in green manned up in that last game smacking around Penn State so maybe, just maybe, they are back on the way up.

It’s asking a lot in Columbus against what really is a great Ohio State team led by freshman sensation Jared Sullinger but this is still the Michigan State Spartans, isn’t it?

Korie Lucious has been dismissed from the team for a while now and Roe more than likely isn’t going to be able to go. But Sparty has been a deep team for years and it’s not like Izzo has just forgotten how to coach.

They are certainly behind the eight ball and up against a team that should be a tad angry after blowing that 15 point loss and losing in Madison.

But one just has to think that State is going to improve dramatically here towards the end of the season as they usually seem to do and make a run.

A run may not mean a win today as that is more than likely asking a bit much against the high flying Buckeyes but like I said above, this is still “Michigan State”, isn’t it?


Top expert pick on this game: Michigan State from Matt Rivers

For more information: One play on Monday and the 300,000* banked on Syracuse. Now it’s time to bring out the big guns and one monster 500,000* big gun is certainly here.

I’m talking about a pretty small single digit number that is going to end in a double-digit burial and that’s why I’m unloading the most powerful play in my entire arsenal, bar none.

My mouth is literally watering at this game as if it’s a big Ruth Cris’ steak and I hardly ever eat meat.

500,000* Lock of my Life in the college ranks along with a 200,000* late night winner in the NBA involving the Hornets and Warriors.

There is no doubt in my mind that not only does this 500,000* cash but it cashes by more than a full touchdown! Bang!

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