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.
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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.
DraftKings Michigan has become a top betting destination for Michigan sports bettors and offers:
FanDuel Michigan is another driving force in the Michigan sportsbook marketplace. You’ll find:
FanDuel has become a leader in both DFS and sports betting and Michigan residents are among those benefiting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|2020||PF||Xavier Tillman Sr.||2||Sacramento Kings|
|2020||PG||Cassius Winston||2||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2018||PF||Jaren Jackson Jr.||1||Memphis Grizzlies|
|2018||SF||Miles Bridges||1||Charlotte Hornets|
|2016||F||Denzel Valentine||1||Chicago Bulls|
|2016||PF||Deyonta Davis||2||Memphis Grizzlies|
|2015||F||Branden Dawson||2||LA Clippers|
|2014||C||Adreian Payne||1||Atlanta Hawks|
|2014||SG||Gary Harris||1||Denver Nuggets|
|2012||PF||Draymond Green||2||Golden State Warriors|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.