Michigan State vs Duke
7:30 PM EST
Michigan State +3 over Duke (win)
The Spartans lost Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman to the NBA and Duke lost their top three players to the NBA as well. When it comes to experience on the court the Spartans have the edge. Joshua Langford is back after missing last year and Josh Hauser will be a great addition coming over from Marquette. Duke always reloads well, but early in the season I like the Spartans proven ability to grab rebounds and share the basketball better. Michigan State has a proven bench and in a high profile game that can mean the difference between a 2 point win or loss. This should be a great game, but in closing time I will go with the overall experience and toughness that coach Izzo and his team bring to the court. Having no fans really hurts any home court advantage a team could have. Take Michigan State.