Michigan State Spartans host Wisconsin Badgers in college basketball action
Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds
The Michigan State Spartans will be trying to slam the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday when the teams tip off at Breslin Center in college betting action.
The Spartans currently sports a 22-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-13-1 ATS. The Badgers are 20-9 and 12-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 12-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Badgers have gone 12-13 against the number.
The Badgers were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 25-rated Wisconsin taking on the No. 9-rated Spartans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-72 win for the Badgers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan State's No. 131 nationally ranked offense (69.2 points per game) against a Badgers defense that sits as the No. 9 at 55.8 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 46.4% from the field, more than the Badgers have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wisconsin owns the country's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 58.8 points per game on the highway. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 130 in scoring at home.
Wisconsin lost its last outing, a 69-56 result against Purdue on March 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. Wisconsin got 13 points from Jared Berggren but lost anyway, 69-56, to Purdue on Sunday at Kohl Center.
Michigan State was a 58-57 loser in its last match on the road against Michigan. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Michigan State got 17 points from Adreian Payne but lost anyway, 58-57, to Michigan on Sunday at Crisler Arena.
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Penn State are 7-3
After playing Purdue are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Northwestern are 8-2
After playing Michigan are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Badgers at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Wisconsin is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Wisconsin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wisconsin
Michigan State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Michigan State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Wisconsin
Michigan State is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Wisconsin at Penn State, Sunday, March 10
Michigan State home to Northwestern, Sunday, March 10