Badgers vs. Spartans Prediction
The 15th-ranked Michigan State Spartans are coming off a brutal loss on the road last weekend. Can MSU rebound with a victory tonight as the home favorites against the Wisconsin Badgers?
Friday, January 17, 2020
Breslin Center at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Spartans are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 131 points. As of Friday morning, 51 percent of public bets are coming in on host MSU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Davison drains go-ahead 3-pointer
Brad Davison hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining Tuesday night to send Wisconsin to a 56-54 home win over Maryland. The Badgers (11-6, 4-2 Big Ten Conference) led 30-25 at halftime before battling their way to the victory after the break. Nate Reuvers paced Wisconsin with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also brought down five rebounds. Davison contributed 14 points and three boards. Micah Potter added 14 points and three caroms off the bench.
Spartans embarrassed by Boilermakers
Michigan State suffered a 71-42 loss Sunday afternoon at Purdue to drop to 13-4 overall and 5-1 in conference action. The Spartans trailed 37-20 at halftime and fell behind further after the break. Cassius Winston led MSU with 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also notched five assists and two steals. Rocket Watts added 10 points and two boards off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as an underdog. Wisconsin is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games as a road underdog.
The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last five Friday games.
The Spartans can be a streaky team and they completely fell flat Sunday afternoon. Their performance should be leaps and bounds better today at home, but it's also a tricky matchup against a Wisconsin team that loves to scrap you to death. The Badgers have won their last three games on the road straight up at Tennessee as well as Ohio State and Penn State. I just see the spread being a little too wide for this one and plan on taking advantage.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: WISCONSIN BADGERS +9.5