Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Pick
Is No. 11 Michigan State in danger of dropping another Big Ten game tonight when they go on the road to face No. 20 Wisconsin at 7PM ET?
621 Michigan State vs. 622 Wisconsin
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7PM ET – Kohl Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Michigan State is favored on the road, as the Spartans are getting odds of -1.5 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total is listed at 136.5 points. The public betting currently has 58 percent going on Michigan State on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
MSU ends losing streak
Michigan State put an end to its three-game losing streak on Saturday when it earned a 79-55 win at home over Minnesota. The Spartans are 19-5 overall, 10-3 in the Big Ten, 11-1 at home, 17-7 against the spread and 13-10-1 with the under.
The Spartans have been strong on offense this season, averaging 81.9 points per game while shooting 49.5 percent as a team. Defensively, MSU is giving up just 67 points per game while holding opponents to 37.1 percent shooting. Cassius Winston has been leading the team with 18.6 points and 7.4 assists per game while Nick Ward is adding 15.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest.
Badgers end win streak
Wisconsin is coming off a 61-52 loss at Michigan on Saturday, which snapped a six-game winning streak and cover streak for the Badgers. Wisconsin is now 17-7 on the season, 9-4 in the Big Ten, 9-2 at home, 14-10 against the spread and 13-10 with the under.
The Badgers have been one of the best defenses in the country, allowing just 61 points per game while limiting opponents to 39.5 percent shooting. Offensively, Wisconsin is putting up 70.6 points per game while shooting 46.9 percent. Ethan Happ has been leading Wisconsin this season with 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest while D’Mitrik Trice is adding 13.2 points per game.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Spartans have covered the spread in 12 of their last 13 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600. MSU is also 10-3 against the spread in its last 13 Big Ten games.
The Badgers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
Michigan State snapped out of its funk last weekend thanks to a nice win over Minnesota. The issue for the Spartans during the losing streak were turnovers. MSU has had some bad stretches with turnovers this season. However, we saw a motivated Nick Ward on Saturday and MSU is going to be tough to beat when he’s playing well. I think he will struggle tonight going against Happ and this Wisconsin defense. The Badgers should be able to create a lot of problems for MSU and slow down this game to get the Spartans out of their comfort zone. I will take my chances with the Badgers at home.
College Basketball Prediction: Wisconsin +1.5