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Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers NCAA College Basketball Betting

Michigan State takes to the basketball court against Wisconsin on Sunday, hoping to send the Badgers to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Kohl Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Michigan State Spartans were listed as -4.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Michigan State Spartans have watched them go 16-2 and 10-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Wisconsin Badgers are at 9-9 and 6-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Wisconsin Badgers are 10-8, while the Michigan State Spartans have a 6-11 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wisconsin Badgers rated this week at No. 59 and the Michigan State Spartans sitting at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Wisconsin's No. 211-ranked scoring average of 68.56 PPG, against a Michigan State Spartans defense rated No. 13 and allowing 61.94 PPG. The Wisconsin Badgers FG% has averaged 42.33% to date this season, less than the Michigan State Spartans shooters have managed so far (48.68% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michigan State got 15 points from Matt Costello but lost anyway, 76-59, to Iowa on Thursday at Breslin Center.

Wisconsin suffered a 70-65 loss against Northwestern on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Nigel Hayes in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Michigan State's last 10 games
  • Michigan State is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Wisconsin is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Wisconsin is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State home to Nebraska, Wednesday, January 20th
Wisconsin at Penn State, Thursday, January 21st