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Spartans Vs Badgers Picks & Predictions

The Wisconsin Badgers (15-2 SU, 12-5 ATS) are 7-0 SU over their last seven games and 5-0 ATS over their last five. The Badgers host the Michigan State Spartans (14-3, 9-8) on Friday night and should be a popular Spartans vs Badgers prediction with their current hot streak.

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Spartans Vs Badgers Odds & Analysis

Opening Odds

Bettors making their Spartans vs Badgers prediction seem to be leaning toward Wisconsin as the Badgers opened as 2.5-point favorites and have moved up to Wisconsin -3. The total has settled in at 139 points after opening at 139.5 points. The OVER is 7-0 in Wisconsin’s last seven games.

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Michigan State Hopes To Start A New Winning Streak

The Spartans couldn’t get in sync on offense in a 64-62 loss at home to the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday as 9.5-point favorites. Julius Marble went 7-for-7 from the field off the bench to lead the Spartans with 18 points, but no other player scored more than 10 points in the loss. Michigan State was 9-0 SU and 5-4 ATS over its previous nine games and had averaged 78.1 points per game over that stretch.

Marcus Bingham Jr.’s recent struggles continued in this game as the senior big man scored only two points and was benched for most of the game, playing only 12 minutes. Bingham is averaging only four points per game over his last three games after averaging 11 points per game through his first 13. Long-term effects of COVID-19 have reportedly played a role in the senior’s poor form.

Wisconsin Has Been Winning In Shootouts

The Badgers’ 82-76 road win as 2.5-point favorites against Northwestern on Tuesday fit the team’s recent trend of winning in high-scoring games. Johnny Davis scored 27 points and had eight rebounds in the win, bringing his season totals up to 22.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

Wisconsin has averaged 78.7 points per game and allowed 73.3 points per game over its current 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS run, sending all seven of those games OVER the posted total.

The team’s recent stretch of success includes quality road wins over Purdue and Maryland and home wins over Iowa and Ohio State. Wisconsin could cash in as a Spartans vs Badgers prediction if the team continues to play so well in the frontcourt. The Badgers’ third-leading scorer, Tyler Wahl, tweaked his ankle against Northwestern but is probable to start on Friday night.

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Spartans: Keys To Cover

While both of these teams have been playing well on offense of late, Michigan State has been playing better on defense, allowing less than 70 points in nine of its last 10 games. Bettors making a Spartans vs Badgers prediction on Michigan State will be counting on the Spartans defense to be the difference-maker.

Badgers: Keys To Cover

The Badgers’ 74-69 win as 12.5-point underdogs over Purdue has sparked a 5-0 ATS run. Wisconsin is playing with a ton of confidence right now and should make for a solid Spartans vs Badgers pick with momentum and home court on its side.

Odds Shark’s Computer Spartans vs Badgers Prediction: Spartans +3

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  • Michigan State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 January games.
  • Wisconsin is 6-0 SU in its last 6 home games.
  • The OVER is 6-2 in Michigan State’s last 8 games.

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