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Big Ten Title Game: Badgers on ATS skid

The Wisconsin Badgers are 0-8 ATS in their last eight games against the Michigan State Spartans as those two schools hit the hardwood together on Sunday in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago.

Wisconsin beat Michigan State 68-61 but failed to cover the 9-point spread at home at the sportsbooks in their regular-season matchup on March 1 in an OVER result. The top-seeded Badgers topped Purdue 71-51 in the semifinals, while the third-seeded Spartans upset Maryland 62-58.

Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Wisconsin Badgers as -5.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers currently sport a 30-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 17-15-1 ATS. The Michigan State Spartans are 23-10 and 18-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wisconsin Badgers produce a 14-19 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Michigan State Spartans have gone 18-13-1 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Wisconsin Badgers and the No. 48-ranked Michigan State Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Wisconsin's No. 47-ranked scoring average of 71.64 PPG, against a Michigan State Spartans defense rated No. 67 and allowing 62.91 PPG. The Wisconsin Badgers FG% has averaged 47.96% to date this season, more than the Michigan State Spartans shooters have managed so far (47.01% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michigan State earned a 62-58 victory over Maryland on Saturday, getting 20 points from Travis Trice at United Center.

The Badgers blew out Purdue on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 71-51 win at United Center.

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