Spartans vs. Badgers Prediction
The 14th-ranked Michigan State Spartans will look to avoid an upset on the road this afternoon at the Wisconsin Badgers. Will MSU make its bettors happy by covering the spread?
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Kohl Center at 1PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Spartans are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 131 points. As of Saturday morning, 60 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting MSU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Spartans blast Spartans
Michigan State raced to a 79-50 home win Wednesday night over Northwestern to move to 16-5 overall and 8-2 in Big Ten Conference play. The Spartans outscored the Wildcats 46-28 in the second half to secure the victory. Cassius Winston led Michigan State with 18 points in 26 minutes of action on 6-of-12 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. Xavier Tillman accounted for 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocked shots. Foster Loyer added 12 points, four dimes and two boards off the bench.
Badgers fall at Hawkeyes
Wisconsin lost by a score of 68-62 Monday night at Iowa to drop to 12-9 overall and 5-5 in conference action. D'Mitrik Trice paced the Badgers with 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also notched nine rebounds and six assists. Nate Reuvers added 13 points, three boards and two blocked shots. Wisconsin was outscored 38-32 in the second half of the defeat.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games. Michigan State is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
The Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last four Saturday games. Wisconsin is 0-3-2 ATS in its last five games overall.
The Badgers have struggled lately, but all three of their losses in the last six games have been on the road. At home, they have a narrow win over Maryland and rolled past Nebraska plus a victory at Penn State in that stretch. I see this spread as a little too wide, especially when it was pretty recently that MSU was demolished at Purdue. I'd rather take the points in this spot.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: WISCONSIN BADGERS +5.5