On Friday night, Michigan State looks to bounce back after one of their worst defeats in history. The Purdue Boilermakers pummeled MSU 71-42. Can the favored Spartans get back on the winning track? Or, will Wisconsin add to Michigan State’s woes? Can the Badgers cover the spread? Check out the college basketball odds, analysis and a free pick for Wisconsin vs Michigan State!
Wisconsin vs Michigan State 2020 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI
- TV: FS1
- ATS Odds: Michigan State -9 ½
- Over/Under Odds: 131
Why the Wisconsin Badgers are a good bet +9 ½?
Wisconsin is in a groove. Illinois beat them 71-70. But other than that loss, the Badgers have rolled. They’re 6-1 SU and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7. The Badgers have played their best basketball in their last couple of games. They beat Penn State 58-49. Then, they took down Maryland 56-54. Wisconsin should at least keep it close versus the Michigan State Spartans.
- Points/G: 67.2
- Field Goal %: 43.5
- 3-Point %: 33
- Free Throw %: 77
- Rebounds/G: 31.2
- Points/G: 59.8
- Field Goal %: 40.8
- 3-Point %: 33.8
- Free Throw %: 67.9
- Rebounds/G: 29.4
Why the Michigan State Spartans are a good bet -9 ½?
Michigan State has 1 against the spread loss in their last 6. Although it was a devastating loss, Tom Izzo’s squad should bounce back on Friday night. The Badgers were 5-0 ATS before the Purdue game. Among their victories were 20-point wins over Illinois and a 21-point victory over rival Michigan. Expect MSU to get back on track with a win and cover on Jan. 17.
- Points/G: 78.9
- Field Goal %: 46.3
- 3-Point %: 33.6
- Free Throw %: 74.7
- Rebounds/G: 39.5
- Points/G: 64.1
- Field Goal %: 37.5
- 3-Point %: 28.4
- Free Throw %: 66.7
- Rebounds/G: 28.9
College Basketball Betting Trends for Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans
- Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog
- Wisconsin is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games
- Badgers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog on the road
- Under is 7-1 in Badgers last 8 road games
- Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games
- Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games
- Michigan State is 24-8 ATS in their last 32 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600
- Over is 4-0 in Michigan State’s last 4 games following an SU loss
Wisconsin vs Michigan State Final Betting Analysis
No way Michigan State doesn’t play better on Friday night than they did versus the Boilermakers. But we shouldn’t discount how the Badgers have played in recent games. Wisconsin struggled to start the season.
They haven’t struggled in recent matchups. The Badgers are a solid basketball squad. They win via their defense, which allows 59.8 points per. Michigan State plays slow when they face slow teams. That’s how Purdue got ahead of them by so many points.
Wisconsin will play a similar game on Friday. The Badgers force you to play their style. They shouldn’t upset Sparty. The Badgers should cover, though. Go with Wisconsin.
NCAAB Free Pick: Wisconsin +9 ½