Head coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans basketball team hit the hardwood on Nov. 9 looking to turn the page on a disappointing 2020-21 campaign.
The Spartans limped into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed last year following a disappointing 15-13 overall finish. The roster did lose leading scorer Aaron Henry to the NBA, but Izzo and his staff were busy in the transfer portal to land a playmaking guard in Tyson Walker.
Michigan State vs Kansas Odds: Line, Spread, Over/Under
Michigan State takes on No. 3 Kansas in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden in NYC to kick off the year. The Spartans enter this matchup as 4.5-point underdogs and -110 odds to cover the spread, according to betting odds on WynnBET.
The Spartans hold +160 odds on the moneyline, compared to Kansas’ -190 odds and this game is very much up for grabs.
The over/under in this game is set at 140.5 with -110 odds on both the over and under.
Michigan State vs Kansas Prediction Tonight
Izzo made some important changes this offseason, most notably at point guard. Last year’s experiment of Foster Loyer and Rocket Watts could not run the offense successfully. Both guards transferred and Izzo responded by grabbing Walker (Northeastern transfer) to run the show.
The offense should play closer to Michigan State’s normal identity, but must slow down a Kansas team that enters the year ranked No. 3 in the country. The Jayhawks return four starters to an NCAA Tournament #3 seed while adding eight new scholarship players.
Anything can happen on opening night and we love Izzo’s ability to coach in big games. Upset alert is officially on.
Michigan State 69, Kansas 67
What Channel is the Michigan State Basketball Game On?
The Michigan State Basketball game vs Kansas can be watched live on ESPN at 7 p.m. EST.
Michigan State vs Kansas Live Stream
A live stream of the Michigan State vs Kansas NCAA basketball game can be found on ESPN.com.