The Wisconsin Badgers will look to get back at the Michigan State Spartans. The Badgers lost the first meeting with Michigan State, but have a nice momentum going to East Lansing this Tuesday, while the Spartans are aiming to recover from a recent setback. Check out our preview below of this Wisconsin-Michigan State Big Ten college basketball game.
Betting Preview for the Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans NCAA College Basketball Game on February 8 2022
Where: Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, MI
When: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Wisconsin Badgers (+4.5)
Record: 18-4 Overall/9-3 Conference
It’s been a mixed bag of results of late for the Badgers, as they are 3-2 straight up in their last five games. They are coming off a 51-49 win against the Penn Strate Nittany Lions last Saturday for a nice pick-me-up win after losing to the Illinois Fighting Illini on Feb. 2 on the road, 80-67. Wisconsin withstood the Nittany Lions’ challenge despite cold shooting from star Johnny Davis, who went just 2/13 from the field for four points. The Badgers’ quality defense helped the team greatly as it usually does this season in which Wisconsin is 36th nationally in terms of adjusted defensive efficiency. Davis will look to recapture his shooting touch in the rematch with Michigan State. When the Badgers met Michigan State at home last Jan. 21st, Davis scored 25 points, albeit in an 86-74 win.
Wisconsin is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 road games.
Betting on the Michigan State Spartans (-4.5)
Record: 17-5 Overall/8-3 Conference
After getting upset by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on the road in last Saturday’s 84-63 loss, Michigan State is the one that’s looking for a rebound victory this coming Tuesday. Michigan State couldn’t suppress the Scarlet Knights’ attack, as Rutgers shot 61.5 percent from the field and went 9/20 from behind the arc. Michigan State also shot well from the 3-point area in that game, draining 11 of 24 attempts. Outside shooting is a strength of these Spartans. Tom Izzo’s boys are shooting 39.3 percent from deep this season and own a better clip of 40.2 percent from long range in conference games. The Spartans shot 6/12 on their threes in the win against Wisconsin, but it’s their defense and rebounding that really buried Wisconsin. Michigan State was +19 in rebounding in that game while also holding the Badgers to just 42.6 percent from the field.
Michigan State is 5-5 against the spread in its last 10 games as the home team.
Michigan State wins, 73-69.
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