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Big Ten Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - Wisconsin Badgers Michigan State Spartans Odds Preview

Michigan State SpartansWisconsin Badgers
24-8March 15, 2014, 04:05 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse26-6


The Wisconsin Badgers will try to cover the spread at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday when they get a visit from the Michigan State Spartans in NCAA basketball action.

The Spartans were favored by 2 points lately over at BetOnline.

The Badgers bring a 26-6 record (16-15-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 24-8 Spartans, who are 18-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wisconsin go 18-14 so far and the Spartans go 16-15.

View Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Badgers at No. 39 and the Spartans at No. 70 heading into this contest.

Michigan State was a 67-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Branden Dawson scored 16 points leading the Spartans to a 67-51 victory over Northwestern at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 49 in NCAA hoops at 37.19 per game. Contrast that with Wisconsin’s No. 194 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisconsin is the No. 32-ranked team in the country at 7.78 per game, while Michigan State rates No. 17 at 8.28 per game.