Wisconsin vs. Michigan State - 3/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans (19-9) at Wisconsin Badgers (25-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and Wisconsin Badgers meet Sunday at the Kohl Center.
The Michigan State Spartans look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, MSU is averaging 72.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and is allowing 62.3 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 14.9 points and 4.1 assists while Travis Trice is averaging 14.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Branden Dawson is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Costello is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans have four players averaging at least 8.9 points, and they’re shooting 63.6 percent from the line and 39.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, MSU is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in seven of its last eight games.
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The Wisconsin Badgers play their last home game as they chase a Big Ten title. On the season, Wisky is averaging 71.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and is allowing 55.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Bronson Koenig is dishing 2.3 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers have four players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 75 percent from the line and 34.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in six straight games.
The Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games following a S.U. loss. The Badgers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spartans are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Wisconsin and 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Wisconsin has been brutal ATS all season long. When you add in the fact MSU has covered the last seven meetings against the Badgers, you can bet I'd riding the points here.