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Point spread favors Badgers in battle with Spartans

Michigan State SpartansWisconsin Badgers
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | Kohl Center

Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds

13-2TEAM RECORD12-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Kohl Center Tuesday as host Wisconsin looks to handle the Michigan State Spartans in NCAAB action.

Wisconsin will face the 13-2 Spartans, who own a 9-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Badgers are 3-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spartans are 6-5-2 favoring the OVER.

View Michigan State vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Badgers in this one, they're listed as 5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Badgers at No. 32 and the Spartans at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 84-80 result in favor of the Badgers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 11 in NCAA hoops at 41.1 per game. Contrast that with Wisconsin’s No. 140 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisconsin is the No. 49-ranked team in the country at 8.1 per game, while Michigan State rates No. 250 at 5.3 per game.

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 68-55 winner as they battled Nebraska on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. Draymond Green scored 19 points leading the Spartans to a 68-55 victory over Nebraska at Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday.

Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 72-65 loser as they battled Iowa at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 17-point favorite. The Badgers endured a 72-65 loss at the hands of the Hawkeyes on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Jordan Taylor at Kohl Center.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Iowa are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Michigan are 6-4
After playing Iowa are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Spartans at Badgers trends to consider:
Michigan State is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Michigan State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Michigan State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Michigan State
Wisconsin is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Wisconsin is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Michigan State home to Iowa, Tuesday, January 10
Wisconsin at Michigan, Sunday, January 8

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