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College baskeball point spread favors Badgers in battle with Spartans

Michigan State SpartansWisconsin Badgers
Jan 22, 7:00 PM | Kohl Center

Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Wisconsin Badgers try to run the Michigan State Spartans off the court at Kohl Center in college hoops action.

The Spartans will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 6-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Badgers are 6-10 ATS. Michigan State is 7-8 against the total, while Wisconsin is 6-8 versus the number.

View Michigan State vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spartans were listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Badgers rated this week at No. 42 and the Spartans sitting at No. 24. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-76 result in favor of the Badgers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 39 in NCAA hoops at 38.8 per game. Contrast that with Wisconsin’s No. 98 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisconsin is the No. 44-ranked team in the country at 7.7 per game, while Michigan State rates No. 305 at 4.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Michigan State owns the country's No. 84-rated mark, allowing 65.3 points per game on the highway. Wisconsin, on the other hand, rates No. 92 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 59-56 winner as they battled Ohio State at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Michigan State got 15 points from Keith Appling en route to a 59-56 victory over Ohio State on Saturday at Breslin Center.

In their last action, Wisconsin was a 70-66 loser on the road against Iowa. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Wisconsin suffered a 70-66 loss against Iowa on Saturday, getting 20 points from George Marshall in a losing effort at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Ohio State are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Iowa are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few Spartans at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Michigan State's last 13 games on the road
Michigan State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wisconsin is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Michigan State
Wisconsin is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games

Next up:
Michigan State at Indiana, Sunday, January 27
Wisconsin home to Minnesota, Saturday, January 26