Daily Sports Betting Preview 12/6/2020: Seahawks, Michigan State Basketball, USC Football

  • The New York Giants are +425 underdogs to the Seattle Seahawks, who have -650 odds.
  • Michigan State is a 23-point favorite in college basketball and favored by 13 in the first half.
  • Betting line movement in the USC-Washington State college football game has favored WSU.

SEATTLE – With a Sunday edition of the Daily Sports Betting Preview, three sports are covered on a day that is generally meant for NFL betting.

While the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks game leads the charge, other betting options for college basketball and football are present.

On the basketball side of things, Michigan State proves their dominance in an in-state matchup versus Western Michigan. Finishing with football, the college action continues, with USC hosting Washington State.

In the 4:05 p.m. slot, the Seahawks hold a double-digit favorite status of the division-leading Giants.

NYG vs. SEA Odds

  • SEA (-650), NYG (+425)
  • Seahawks -11
  • O/U 47 Points

With Daniel Jones unlikely to be the Giants starting QB, it will certainly be a challenge to get the victory. The Giants haven’t beaten Seattle since 2010, though the pair have only met four times since.

Though the win is unlikely, beating the NFL spread at 11 seems more like doable. The Giants are 7-4 ATS on the year and 5-1 ATS on the road.

Add in the fact that they have an 83.3% cover record (15-3) as an away underdog since 2018, and betting a close matchup looks more enticing.

Michigan State vs. Western Michigan

As the eighth-ranked team in the nation, the Spartans have a cupcake game before heading to #15 Virginia on Wednesday. Set to play their third game in six days – starting with #6 Duke – Michigan State will hope to move on from their too-close-for-comfort 83-76 win over Detroit on Friday in their 6 p.m. ET battle against Western Michigan.

Michigan State’s home record is something to boast; however, nobody in their right mind is betting on this large of a college basketball spread and online sportsbooks aren’t even offering a moneyline for Michigan State.


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  • Spartans -23
  • OU 143 Points

With a 23-point spread in favor of Michigan State, the Spartans are also seeing some shading in their favor on the first half point spread. Sitting at 13 points, Michigan State is fresh off a game against Detroit that was tied after the first half.

Still, their four-point lead over Duke at half as well as 13-point lead over Notre Dame in the first half before, this number shouldn’t be gawked at.

One common trend between the two teams in certainly their pace of play though. With four of the last five road games hitting the over for Western Michigan and the same result occurring for four of the last five home games for Michigan State, the over has been the hot ticket with the sharps.

As only 41% of the tickets are on the over, a much higher percentage of the money supports the over, while the squares are betting the under at 59% of the tickets and only half of the money.

Washington State Vs. USC

Finishing off the betting day is an unfamiliar Sunday college football game. Starting at 7:30 p.m. ET, the #20 USC Trojans play host to Washington State, who are underdogs by a dozen.

Washington State vs. USC

  • WSU (+325), USC (-450)
  • USC -12
  • O/U 68.5 Points

Not having played since 2018, there is not too much historical betting data for USC and Washington State. Even still, the two most recent games came under a Mike Leach-led air raid attack that has moved onto the SEC.

While Washington State now runs the motion heavy, run and shoot, the trends don’t relate as well as they should. However, when looking at them, USC has won eight of the last 10, with both teams covering five times and the under slightly favored at 6-4.

The Trojans have only covered the spread once in their three games this season but have seen their line drop from as high as 14 points to start the week to 12, and even 11.5 on some online sportsbooks at the time of writing.

Laying the points with USC at 11.5 could be the play, but watch out for anything in the 12-13 range when live betting.