Michigan State at Wisconsin 2/12/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Michigan St. Spartans vs. Wisconsin Badgers
NCAAB: 7:00 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : WIS -2 Total 132.5
The No. 9 ranked Michigan State Spartans visit Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday to play the No. 19 ranked Wisconsin Badgers. The Spartans improved to 19-5 on the season following a 79-55 win over Minnesota. Michigan State was led in the win by Nick Ward with 22 points while Matt McQuaid scored 18. Michigan State is third in the Big Ten standings at 10-3.
Wisconsin fell to 17-7 on the season following its 61-52 loss to Michigan on Saturday. The Badgers loss snapped a six-game winning streak that had started with a Wisconsin 64-54 victory over Michigan in January. Ethan Happ led the Badgers with 18 points and 11 boards but scored 14 of the 18 during the first half and was shut down by the suffocating Wolverines defense during the second half.
Cassius Winston leads the Spartans in scoring and assists with averages of 18.6 points and 7.4 assists per game. The leading rebounder is Kenny Goins with an average of 8.9 per game. Nick Ward is the second leading scorer with an average of 15.5 points per game. The Spartans are shooting 49.4% from the field and 38.4% from 3-point territory.
Ethan Happ leads Wisconsin in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Two other players are averaging double figures in scoring for the Badgers. Wisconsin is shooting 46.9% from the field and 39.5% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Michigan State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 following a win ATS
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Spartans last 5 on the road
The Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Badgers last 8
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 132.5
While this will be a close game from start to finish and Wisconsin will cover, the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has covered in 7 of the Badgers last 8 and 40 of Wisconsin’s last 63 in Big Ten play. At the same time, the UNDER has cashed in each of the Spartans last 6 versus an opponent with a .600 or higher winning percentage. Final Score Prediction, Wisconsin Badgers win, but our best play is the UNDER 64-62.