Michigan State Spartans host Wisconsin Badgers in college basketball action

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March 7, 9:00 PM | Breslin Center

Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

20-9TEAM RECORD22-7

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.

View Wisconsin vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Wisconsin at Penn State, Sunday, March 10
Michigan State home to Northwestern, Sunday, March 10

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