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Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Preview

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March 10, 1:40 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


The visiting Badgers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the Michigan State Spartans.

This game is part of the Big Ten Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

This season, the Spartans are 25-7 overall and 20-10 ATS ATS, while the Badgers are 24-8 and 16-13 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Michigan State boasts a 15-13-2 on the OU, and Wisconsin is 14-15.

View Wisconsin vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Spartans as 3-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Spartans) and the No. 41 (Badgers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-74 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Michigan State's No. 68-ranked scoring average of 72.5 PPG, against a Badgers defense rated No. 1 and allowing 52.5 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 47.6% to date this season, more than the Badgers shooters have managed so far (42.6% per game).

Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 57 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 52 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wisconsin was a 79-71 winner at home against Indiana. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Indiana was victimized by Rob Wilson for 30 points as the Badgers defeated the Hoosiers 79-71 in college hoops action on Friday.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 92-75 winner at home against Iowa. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Draymond Green scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Michigan State over Iowa, 92-75, on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
After playing Iowa are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Badgers at Spartans trends to consider:
Michigan State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games when playing Wisconsin
Michigan State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Wisconsin