Michigan State has been the clear betting on college basketball favorite to win the Big Ten since the preseason. So far, the Spartans have done nothing to change that perception. MSU has overcome the challenge of dealing with the death of Cassius Winston’s brother Zachary. Indeed, the entire Spartans team felt the pain of losing a true friend of the program. By contrast, the Wisconsin Badgers have faced uncertainty since opening night. UW has been wildly inconsistent all year. Whiskey has one of the worst offenses in the country and that is what may cost them a bid to the Big Dance come March.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan State Spartans
|Date and Time:||Friday, January 17, 2020, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan|
|Wisconsin vs. Michigan State TV Coverage:||FS1|
|Wisconsin vs. Michigan State NCAA Basketball Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan State Spartans Overview
Wisconsin has an online wagering record of 10-6 straight up, 8-8 vs. the odds, and 7-9 under the total. Overall national metrics have the Badgers ranked 270th for scoring offense but 20th for points allowed. UW has paid in six of their last eight matchups. Additionally, four of their last five stayed under the total.
Counter to that the Spartans are 13-4 straight up, 8-9 vs. the line, 9-7 over the total. Michigan State ranks 30th in the nation for total offense and 70th for points allowed. Sparty has covered five out of their last six games. And three of their last four went under the total.
Key Badgers: F Nate Reuvers (13.7 PTS, 5.4 REB, 47.6 FGPCT, 78.3 FTPCT, 29.8 3PPCT), G Kobe King (10.9 PTS, 3.1 REB, 50.4 FGPCT, 66.7 FTPCT, 29.2 3PPCT), F Micah Porter (9.5 PTS, 6.5 REB, 48.6 FGPCT, 100.0 FTPCT, 45.5 3PPCT)
Key Spartans: G Cassius Winston (18.8 PTS, 2.2 REB, 6.2 AST, 43.2 FGPCT, 86.7 FTPCT, 36.6 3PPCT), F Xavier Tillman (13.9 PTS, 10.1 REB, 55.6 FGPCT, 63.5 FTPCT, 32.1 3PPCT), F Aaron Henry (9.6 PTS, 4.4 REB, 3.1 AST, 44.8 FGPCT, 73.5 FTPCT, 34.0 3PPCT)
Wisconsin And Michigan State Vs. the Line
The Badgers are:
- 3-4-1 against the spread in their last eight away games
- 4-9 under the total when playing on the road
- 6-5 on the board in their last 11 games as a dog
- 2-10 under the total when getting points
- 2-9 vs. the odds at Michigan State
- 4-2 over the total against the Spartans
The Spartans are:
- 15-4 against the spread in their last 19 home games
- 7-3 over the total at the Breslin Center
- 6-1 with the odds in their last seven games as a favorite
- 6-3 over the total when laying points
- 12-5 on the board in their last 17 meetings with Wisconsin
- 2-5 under the total head to head with the Badgers
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan State Spartans NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
Specifically, the Wisconsin offense is a godforsaken eyesore bore. UW’s unwatchable attack is a clear Betting on college basketball liability. Matchup wise the Badgers are underwater against the powerful Spartans. Michigan State is one of the most complete and balanced teams in the land. As was previously noted they bring strong value in all pertinent situations for this one.
Wisconsin vs. Michigan State NCAA Betting Online Pick: Michigan State Spartans
Wisconsin vs. Michigan State NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Spartans 82, Badgers 66