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Michigan State vs. Wisconsin prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Feb. 8 bets from proven model

The 17th-ranked Michigan State Spartans look for the regular-season sweep over the 14th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers when they meet in a key Big Ten Conference matchup on Tuesday night. The Spartans (17-5, 8-3), who are just 3-3 in their last six games, are coming off an 84-63 loss at Rutgers. The Badgers (18-4, 9-3), who have won three of four, are coming off a dismal offensive performance in a 51-49 win over Penn State on Saturday. The Badgers shot just 31.6 percent from the floor, including 16.7 percent in the first half. Michigan State won the first meeting this season at Madison, 86-74 on Jan. 21.

Tipoff from Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich., is set for 7 p.m. ET. Michigan State leads the all-time series 84-66, including a 50-15 mark in East Lansing. The Spartans are four-point favorites in the latest Wisconsin vs. Michigan State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 139.5. Before making any Michigan State vs. Wisconsin picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,300 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan State vs. Wisconsin, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Wisconsin vs. Michigan State:

  • Wisconsin vs. Michigan State spread: Michigan State -4
  • Wisconsin vs. Michigan State over-under: 139.5 points
  • Wisconsin vs. Michigan State money line: Michigan State -190, Wisconsin +160
  • WIS: The Badgers are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games against a team with a winning home record
  • MSU: The Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up loss

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Why Michigan State can cover 

The Spartans are led by senior forward Gabe Brown, who poured in 20 points in Saturday’s loss at Rutgers. He has recorded one double-double on the season, a 16-point, 10-rebound game against UConn on Nov. 25, and has reached double-figure scoring in 18 games. His best outing was a 24-point performance against High Point on Dec. 29. For the season, Brown is averaging 13.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and one assist per game.

Also leading the way for Michigan State is junior forward Malik Hall, who averages 10 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He is also connecting on 56.7 percent of his field goals, including 53.7 percent from 3-point range, and 72.5 percent of his free throws. In the first game against Wisconsin, Hall nearly had a double-double with 14 points and eight rebounds. He also had two blocks and two assists. He has reached double-figure scoring in two of the past three games, and in 11 games this season. His biggest output was a 24-point effort in a 63-61 win over Loyola Chicago on Nov. 24.

Why Wisconsin can cover

The Badgers are led by sophomore guard Johnny Davis, a national player of the year candidate. Davis leads the team in scoring average (20.6), rebounding (8.3), assists (2.5) and steals (1.3). He is connecting on 41.9 percent of his field goals and 78.2 percent of his free throws. He is second in the Big Ten in points and rebounds during conference play, averaging 20.8 points and 9.7 rebounds. Davis has scored 20 points or more in 12 of 20 games, and became the first Badger since Alando Tucker in 2007 to reach 20 or more points in six straight games.

Fifth-year senior Brad Davison averages 15 points, 4.2 rebounds and two assists per game, and is connecting on 40.2 percent of his field goals, including 36.5 percent from 3-point range, and 86.4 percent from the foul line. In eight career games against the Spartans, Davison is averaging 12.8 points, including 22 in the season’s earlier meeting. He is also averaging 3.3 rebounds and 3.3 steals. Davison scored 30 points against Michigan State as a freshman in 2018 in a 68-63 loss.

How to make Wisconsin vs. Michigan State picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 138 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time. You can only get the model’s picks at SportsLine

So who wins Michigan State vs. Wisconsin? And which side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up over $2,300 on its top-rated college basketball picks the last five years, and find out.

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