The Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan St. Spartans clash in an important Big 10 matchup tonight at 9pm on ESPN. Pick up college basketball odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Michigan State Spartans has lost their last three games in a row but all three of them were against teams ranked in the top 15 in the nation and the last two of those were on the road. Michigan State is 11-5 in the Big Ten, 15-1 at home this season, and they have played the fifth ranked schedule in the country.
The Wisconsin Badgers are coming off of their worst loss of the year as they led big early against Purdue but ended up losing outright by 13 in their home finale. Wisconsin is 11-5 at home this season, 4-5 on the road, and 3-4 against teams ranked in the top 25.
Michigan State is 3-1-1 against the spread following a game which they covered the spread 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games against a team with losing road record, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven Thursday games. Wisconsin is 4-1-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 3-1-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 6-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss.
Expect both of these to come out physical which will lead to a typical Big 10 grind it out type of ball game. In the end given that Michigan St. is coming off of a tough loss and are at home gives them the advantage they need. Give me Michigan St. -5 at home tonight vs. the Badgers at the sports books.