Friday's contest at Jack Breslin Students Events Center has the Butler Bulldogs (3-0) going head to head against the Michigan State Spartans (1-2) at 6:30 PM ET (on November 17). Our computer prediction projects a close 71-70 win for Butler, so it should be a tight matchup.

According to our computer prediction, Butler should cover the point spread, which is listed at 10.5. The two sides are projected to eclipse the 138.5 total.

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Michigan State vs. Butler Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Where: East Lansing, Michigan
  • Venue: Jack Breslin Students Events Center
  • Line: Michigan State -10.5
  • Point Total: 138.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Michigan State -550, Butler +400

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Michigan State vs. Butler Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Butler 71, Michigan State 70

Spread & Total Prediction for Michigan State vs. Butler

  • Pick ATS: Butler (+10.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (138.5)

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Michigan State Performance Insights

  • Michigan State was 191st in the country in points scored (70.9 per game) and 112th in points allowed (67.9) last season.
  • On the boards, the Spartans were 156th in college basketball in rebounds (32.1 per game) last season. They were 123rd in rebounds allowed (30.3 per game).
  • Last season Michigan State was ranked 70th in the country in assists with 14.6 per game.
  • Last year, the Spartans were 182nd in the nation in 3-point makes (7.4 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (39.3%).
  • Michigan State gave up 7.2 3-pointers per game and conceded 32.4% from beyond the arc last season, ranking 177th and 96th, respectively, in the nation.
  • Michigan State attempted 33% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line last season, and 28.7% of its made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, it attempted 67% of its shots, with 71.3% of its makes coming from there.

Butler Performance Insights

  • Offensively, Butler averaged 65.3 points per game (328th-ranked in college basketball) last season. It ceded 67.9 points per contest at the other end (112th-ranked).
  • The Bulldogs averaged just 27.4 rebounds per game (second-worst in college basketball), and allowed 33.4 rebounds per contest (310th-ranked).
  • Butler ranked 211th in college basketball with 12.6 assists per game.
  • The Bulldogs were 113th in the country with 11.2 turnovers per game last season. Meanwhile, they ranked 165th with 12 forced turnovers per game.
  • The Bulldogs ranked 274th in the country with 6.5 treys per game last season. Meanwhile, they ranked 259th with a 32.7% shooting percentage from three-point land.
  • Butler ceded 6.3 threes per game (64th-ranked in college basketball) last season, while allowing a 32.1% three-point percentage (77th-ranked).
  • Of the shots taken by Butler last season, 64.2% of them were two-pointers (73.2% of the team's made baskets) and 35.8% were threes (26.8%).

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