Records: Minnesota 17-5 (5-4 in Big Ten), Michigan State 18-4 (7-2 in Big Ten)
Kick-off: 7 p.m. EST
Television: Big Ten Network
Spread: Michigan State by 4
Last meeting: Minnesota 76, Michigan State 63 (2012)
Points per game: The Golden Gophers are averaging 73.2 points per game while Michigan State is averaging 69.7.
Rebounds per game: Minnesota averages 39.5 boards per outing while the Spartans are averaging 38.1 rebounds per game.
Assists per game: The Golden Gophers are putting up 16.1 assists per outing while Michigan State is averaging 14.1 per game.
Field goal percentage: Minnesota is shooting .463 while the Spartans come in shooting .468 this season.
Thoughts: The Golden Gophers were winners in their last outing against Iowa while Michigan State is coming off a win over Illinois. I expect this game to be close with both teams shooting well from the field. In the end, MSU wins but I like Minnesota with the points.
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