Wisconsin vs. Michigan State Pick
Can No. 6 Michigan State pick up a lopsided win at home over Wisconsin when the two teams meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan State is favored in this game, as the Spartans are getting odds of -17 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 136 points. Tonight’s game is taking place from the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan and will air live on FS1.
Michigan State has won its last two games, winning at Illinois earlier this week 87-74. The Spartans are 18-3 on the season, 6-2 in the Big Ten and 13-8 against the spread. MSU is averaging 85.3 points per game on offense while allowing 64.1 per game on defense. The Spartans are being led by Miles Bridges, who is averaging 17.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Nick Ward is adding 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
Wisconsin is coming off an 85-67 loss at Iowa this week. The Hawkeyes have lost four of their last five games. They now sit at 10-11 overall, 3-5 in the Big Ten and 7-12-1 against the spread. The Badgers are averaging just 68.3 points per game this season while allowing 65.8 per contest on defense. Ethan Happ is leading the team with 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game while Brad Davison is adding 11.8 points per game.
Michigan State has won two straight meetings with Wisconsin and the Spartans are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 encounters. MSU has struggled with turnovers and that will likely continue tonight, but it likely won’t matter. The Badgers average just 56 points per game on the road this season. Michigan State scored 87 points at Illinois despite having 25 turnovers. The Spartans have the far better athletes and should be able to run right past the Badgers tonight. The public betting is strongly with Michigan State as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE -17