Michigan State Spartans (11-4) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (11-3)
January 10, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -1 / Michigan State Spartans +1; Over/Under: +126.5
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The Michigan State Spartans and Wisconsin Badgers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Kohl Center. The Michigan State Spartans look for their 12th win. The Wisconsin Badgers look for their 12th win.
The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 70.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Tyson Walker is averaging 13.9 points and 3.2 assists, while Joey Hauser is averaging 13.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. AJ Hoggard is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Hall is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.
The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 68.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Tyler Wahl is averaging 13.2 points and 6.4 rebounds, while Chucky Hepburn is averaging 12.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Steven Crowl is the third double-digit scorer and Connor Essegian is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.
The Spartans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Spartans last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 overall. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
You can make a case for either side here, but the difference for me is that the Wisconsin Badgers are at home, where they win by an average of 10.6 points and hold teams under 44 percent shooting. The Michigan State Spartans have had issues at times finishing games, and they shoot just 40.4 percent in the underdog role. Wisconsin isn’t an easy place to play. Give me the Badgers.