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All-Michigan battle for Big Ten title

Top-seeded Michigan will tip off against third-seeded rival Michigan State on Sunday afternoon as those two schools battle in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament.

Michigan went 2-0 both SU and ATS against Michigan State during the regular season, winning 80-75 as a 5.5-point road underdog and 79-70 as a 2-point home favorite. Both of those games turned out to be OVER results for totals bettors.

Nine of the past 12 meetings of these Big Ten rivals have played UNDER the total (which was 138.5 over at BetOnline.

The Wolverines sport a record of 25-7 and 16-13-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 25-8 and 19-12-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-11 for the Wolverines and 17-15 for the Spartans.

View Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wolverines installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Wolverines, most recently No. 49 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Spartans, who rate No. 70 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were an 83-75 winner as they battled Wisconsin on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Michigan State got 18 points from Adreian Payne en route to an 83-75 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Michigan was a 72-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ohio State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Michigan got 18 points from Nik Stauskas en route to a 72-69 victory over Ohio State on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 57-ranked offense, averaging 75 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 50 at 65.64 PPG. The Wolverines field goal percentage has averaged 48.08% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.39% per game.

A few Spartans at Wolverines trends to consider:
Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan State's last 7 games
Michigan State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Michigan
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan's last 7 games
Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Michigan State
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Michigan's last 12 games when playing Michigan State