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Michigan State, Wisconsin Heating Up ATS

Denzel Valentine Michigan State Spartans Wisconsin Badgers NCAA

The Michigan State Spartans will have revenge on their minds when they host the Wisconsin Badgers in Big Ten action from East Lansing Thursday night.

Shark Bites
  • OVER is 4-0 in Michigan State’s last four games.
  • Wisconsin is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 meetings with Michigan State.
  • Michigan State is 3-1 ATS in its last four games when favored by 9.5 or more points.

Wisconsin defeated Michigan State 77-76 thanks to a late basket by Ethan Happ back on January 17. That win sparked the Badgers’ recent seven-game SU and ATS winning streak which has also seen them move up to fourth in the Big Ten standings (8-4).

Not to be outdone, the Spartans will be going for their sixth win in seven contests, but they have cashed ATS in each of those last six efforts. Michigan State defeated Indiana, the Big Ten’s leader, 88-69 as 7-point favorites in their last game back on February 14.

With both teams piping hot at the betting window, something’s gotta give Thursday night. Wisconsin has won three-straight meetings and four of the last five SU versus Michigan State, but for such an important game in the hyper-competitive Big Ten, we should be in store for another close one.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Michigan State Spartans betting line opened as -10.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 13-12 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Michigan State Spartans are 16-9 ATS. Wisconsin Badgers are 13-12 on betting the total; Michigan State Spartans are 12-13.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Michigan State Spartans and the No. 70-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Wisconsin is ranked No. 153 in NCAA basketball at 36.12 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State's No. 4 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 29-ranked team in the country at 8.85 per game, while Wisconsin rates No. 181 at 6.32 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Vitto Brown scored 21 points leading the Badgers to a 70-57 victory over Maryland at Xfinity Center on Saturday.

Michigan State got 30 points and 13 assists from Denzel Valentine en route to a 88-69 victory over Indiana on Sunday at Breslin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin home to Illinois, Sunday, February 21st
Michigan State at Ohio State, Tuesday, February 23rd