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How and what to watch for Notre Dame vs. #13 Michigan State

After opening season with a win over Eastern Michigan, the Spartans up the degree of difficulty by welcoming Notre Dame to the Breslin Center.

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans watches on during a practice session ahead of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Regional at Capital One Arena on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

The No. 13 Michigan State Spartans passed their first test of the season earlier and they’ll up the degree of difficulty on Saturday when welcoming the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to the Breslin Center.

Sparty breezed through their season opener on Wednesday, downing Eastern Michigan for an 83-67 victory. Foster Loyer was the star of the game for the Spartans, burying six threes for a 20-point, four rebound evening. MSU wasn’t without fault however, turning the ball over 18 times in the win.

Notre Dame will be making their season debut coming off a 20-12 campaign last season. Key figures for Mike Brey’s 2020-21 squad includes junior guard Prentiss Hubb, who averaged 12.1 points and five assists a game last year and Stanford transfer Ryan Cormac, who sat out last season due to eligibility rules.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Notre Dame vs. Michigan State on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network, or you can watch via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Notre Dame vs. Michigan State (-9.5)
Point Total: 144
Money line: Notre Dame (+380) vs. Michigan State (-500)

Betting Splits

Notre Dame: (61% of action, 33% of bets)
Michigan State: (39% of action, 67% of bets)

The Best Bet

Expect Michigan State to take control in the second half as Notre Dame tries to get their footing under them in their first game of the season.

Pick: Michigan State -9.5

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