Michigan State Spartans Odds & Futures

Michigan State’s contributions to NCAA basketball history run from legendary players Magic Johnson and Draymond Green to legendary coaches Jud Heathcote and Tom Izzo to multiple visits to the Final Four and men’s national titles in 1979 and 2000.

Spartans basketball is a huge attraction and that’s even more the case with legal sports betting here in Michigan. Below, find the latest Michigan State odds direct from online sportsbooks plus the best places to make your bets on MSU basketball games.

Odds on next Michigan State basketball game

Check the feed below for the best available MSU odds for the next game. Click on any odds to claim your bonus, head to the sportsbook, and get your MSU bets down.

Michigan State national championship odds

Is another title or a Final Four appearance in the works for the coming year? Here’s what it looks like right now for MSU’s March Madness odds. Click on any odds to claim your bonus.

Best sportsbook apps to bet on Michigan State Spartans

The legal sports betting environment here in Michigan continues to evolve. Bettors have a number of spots to consider, but they naturally have hopes of finding the best of the best. Here are three operators that stand at the top of our list.

Mobile sports betting options in Michigan1. DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings Michigan has become a top betting destination for Michigan sports bettors and offers:

  • Odds and markets for all Spartans games.
  • Slick platform, with all of the bells and whistles you could ask for.
  • Continuous focus on developing innovative betting features, from FlashBet live betting to integrated stats from maybe professional sports leagues.

2. FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Michigan is another driving force in the Michigan sportsbook marketplace. You’ll find:

  • Live betting on Spartans and Big Ten Conference basketball.
  • User-friendly platform that’s very simple to use and navigate.
  • Great deposit and cash out options and exceptional customer service.

FanDuel has become a leader in both DFS and sports betting and Michigan residents are among those benefiting.

How to bet on player props and futures odds

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to bet on Spartans games throughout the NCAA season and into the NCAA Tournament. There are also a number of other ways to get in on the action in a different fashion. Here’s a look at two of the most popular options.

Prop betting

Proposition bets are additional wagers you can make on the individual games. It’s basically a side bet on something that will come up during the game or by its conclusion. Here are a few examples of what you might see.

  • Which side will have more rebounds in the game — Michigan State or Indiana?
  • How many total turnovers will there be in the game — over/under 23.5?
  • Will the Spartans shoot better than 80% from the free-throw line — yes/no?

Editor’s note: Prop bets on teams or team results are legal on college games in Michigan. There are no prop bets available on outcomes for individual college players.

Futures market

A futures bet is a wager on something that will happen down the road. Markets are available for all sports, with the biggest for NCAA basketball betting being the winner of the next national title. Here are some of the other bets you’ll come across.

  • Team to win Big Ten
  • Player to win Naismith Award
  • Over/under on Michigan State wins

If you click on the link labeled “more wagers” on the game listings for NCAAB, you’ll find a listing of props and other betting opportunities. In the college basketball or NCAAB section at online sportsbooks and sportsbook apps in Michigan, there’s usually a dedicated section for futures.

Michigan State vs. Michigan basketball

This is the rivalry that really captures the imagination of the Michigan State faithful. The ongoing battle between the Spartans and Michigan Wolverines basketball is one of the fiercest in all of college sports. The fact that the two squads are generally among the top hoops programs in the Big Ten year after year only adds to the intensity.

The Wolverines hold an all-time edge of 95-86 over the Spartans entering the 2021-22 season. Because of a quirky schedule in 2021 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the teams played twice within a week last March. The teams split those meetings.

Michigan State basketball draft picks & prospects

As a program with a great history and one that seems to always be in contention, Michigan State has little trouble on the recruiting front. For the upcoming campaign, the school has feelers out there for a number of the top prospects in the nation. Here’s a quick look at who has gone where on recent NBA Draft nights.

YearPositionPlayerRoundTeam
2020PFXavier Tillman Sr.2Sacramento Kings
2020PGCassius Winston2Oklahoma City Thunder
2018PFJaren Jackson Jr.1Memphis Grizzlies
2018SFMiles Bridges1Charlotte Hornets
2016FDenzel Valentine1Chicago Bulls
2016PFDeyonta Davis2Memphis Grizzlies
2015FBranden Dawson2LA Clippers
2014CAdreian Payne1Atlanta Hawks
2014SGGary Harris1Denver Nuggets
2012PFDraymond Green2Golden State Warriors

Most notable coaches for Spartans basketball

Let’s just say that Michigan State has been rather fortunate on the head coaching front. Since 1976, just two men have led the way for the Spartans. Here’s a look at them and some of the other major figures who have roamed the home court.

Tom Izzo

  • Tenure: 1995-present
  • Overall record: 643-254
  • Conference record: 311-43
  • Conference regular-season titles: 10, last in 2020
  • Conference tournament champions: Six, last in 2019
  • Final Four appearances: Eight, last in 2019
  • National championships: One, 2000

Jud Heathcote

  • Tenure: 1976-1995
  • Overall record: 340-220
  • Conference record: 182-160
  • Conference regular-season titles: Three, last in 1990
  • National championships: One, 1979

John Bennington

  • Tenure: 1965-1969
  • Overall record: 54-38
  • Conference record: 32-24
  • Conference regular season titles: One, 1967

Forddy Anderson

  • Tenure: 1954-1965
  • Overall record: 125-124
  • Conference record: 69-85
  • Conference regular-season titles: Two, last in 1959

Benjamin Van Alstyne

  • Tenure: 1926-1949
  • Overall record: 231-163
  • Conference record: NA

How to watch Michigan State basketball games

As one of the top hoops programs in the nation, the Spartans have a following that stretches well beyond the state of Michigan. That being the case, finding Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball games on the dial isn’t all that challenging.

You can generally find Spartans games on one of the major outlets that cover college basketball, such as CBS, ESPN and FOX, or somewhere within the family of networks for those channels. Games can also be picked up on the Big Ten Network at times.

Each of those outlets is available on major cable, streaming and satellite providers. Additionally, you should be able to catch the game online or via mobile with the outlet that’s covering the game, but note that you’ll have to log in with credentials from your provider.

A number of radio stations across the state also provide the audio feed for games, including WBCK-FM 95.3 in Battle Creek and WJR-AM 760 in Detroit. You can also find the radio broadcast for Michigan State games on the TuneIn app.

Michigan State basketball history

The Michigan State basketball team made its debut in 1898. Team colors are green and white, and the team plays its home games at the Breslin Student Events Center. The student section is always jumping at game time, and it has affectionately come to be known as the Izzone. Here are some of the other notable facts you need to know about Spartans basketball.

  • All-time record: 1,754-1,114
  • National titles: Two, last in 2000
  • Final Four appearances: 10, last in 2019
  • Conference regular-season champions: 16, last in 2020
  • Conference tournament titles: Six, last in 2019
  • Retired numbers: 11, last in 2019 for Draymond Green
  • National Player of the Year winners: Four, last for Denzel Valentine in 2016
  • Career points leader: 2,531, Shawn Respert, 1991-95
  • Single-season rebounds leader: 394, Draymond Green, 2011-12
  • Assists per game career leader: 6.63, Mateen Cleaves, 1997-2000

Where does Michigan State play basketball?

The current home for Spartans basketball opened its doors in 1989, replacing Jenison Fieldhouse, which had served as the home base for Michigan State basketball since 1939. Here’s what you need to know about the home court.

  • Name: Breslin Student Events Center
  • Playing surface: Hardwood
  • Location: 534 Birch Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Groundbreaking: July 24, 1986
  • Opening date: Nov. 9, 1989
  • Capacity: 16,280
  • Construction cost: $45 million
  • Last renovation: 2017
  • Other major tenants: MSU women’s basketball
  • Other events hosted: MHSAA basketball finals, concerts and other entertainment

Michigan State Basketball FAQ

The Spartans have won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament twice. The first time came in 1979 when Magic Johnson led Michigan State to a final game over Indiana State, which was led by Larry Bird. The last title came in 2000. After disposing of Wisconsin in the Final Four, the Spartans went on to defeat Florida in the title tilt by a score of 89-76.

The broadcast outlet for Michigan State games will vary, but they can usually be found on one of the major networks that cover NCAA contests. Included on that list is CBS, Fox, ESPN, and the Big Ten Network. The Spartans have been a fixture in the national top 25 for most of current coach Tom Izzo’s tenure, so they’ve become quite the attraction on the national level as well.

Just like on the gridiron, the biggest rivalry in hoops season is with in-state Michigan. The Spartans also have rivalries with a number of other top Big Ten programs, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio State. However, it’s games against the Wolverines that really get the passions flowing on both sides. When it’s a season in which both teams are ranked in the top 25, the matchups can be even more intense.

In the all-time head-to-head series, Michigan holds a 95-86 advantage (as of 2021) over Michigan in all-time contests. As for overall records, the Spartans hold the lead with a record of 1,754-1,114 versus 1,659-1,060 for the Wolverines. The Michigan State basketball program first took the floor in 1898, while Michigan first suited up in 1909.

The two rivals will each host a game in the 2021-22 season. On Jan. 8, the Spartans travel to Ann Arbor for a 2:30 p.m. game on Fox. The return game in East Lansing is at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. Last season, the clubs split two games, with the home side winning both times.

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