Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:55 AM

Friday's Tip Sheet

A pair of Top 25 teams in the Big Ten highlight Friday night’s college betting board in matchups against pair of unranked conference opponents.

The early game pits the Wisconsin Badgers on the road against the No. 15 Michigan State Spartans. A late start on Friday night sends the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines to Iowa City to face the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Wisconsin Badgers at No. 15 Michigan State Spartans
(FOX Sports 1, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Michigan State -7.5, Total 131
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Betting Matchup

The 11-6 Badgers have posted a 6-1 record both straight-up and against the spread in their last seven games. They beat Maryland at home 56-54 on Tuesday night closing as 2 ½-point favorites. They are 4-2 SU (3-3 ATS) in Big Ten play this season with another big win on the road against Ohio State. The total has stayed UNDER in five of Wisconsin’s last six games.

Junior guard Nate Reuvers leads the team in scoring with 13.9 points per game. He scored 17 points while shooting 46.7 percent from the field in Tuesday’s victory.

Michigan State holds a one-game lead in the conference standings at 5-1 SU. It is 13-4 SU (8-9 ATS) overall. The lone Big Ten loss came against Purdue on Sunday in a shocking 71-42 rout on the road as a 4 ½-point favorite. The next lowest scoring output this season was 62 points in an opening day loss to Kentucky. That loss snapped a SU eight-game winning streak and it was the first time the Spartans failed to cover in their last six contests.

Cassius Winston scored 10 of the team’s dismal 42-point performance against Purdue while turning the ball over nine times.

Betting Trends

-- The Badgers are 3-2 ATS on the road this season and they have covered in their last three games closing as road underdogs. The total stayed UNDER in those three games.

-- The Spartans have covered in seven of nine home games on the year. They are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as home favorites with the total going OVER in three of those contests.

-- Michigan State has won its last seven games against Wisconsin SU and it has a 3-2 edge ATS in the last five meetings. The total has stayed UNDER in the last four games in this matchup.

No. 19 Michigan Wolverines at Iowa Hawkeyes
(FOX Sports 1, 9:00 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Iowa -4, Total 148
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Betting Matchup

The Wolverines have lost four of their last seven games both SU and ATS, including conference losses to Illinois, Michigan State and Minnesota as road underdogs. They are 9-7 ATS (11-5 SU) overall with a 0-4 record ATS on the road this season. The total went OVER 138 ½ points in Sunday’s 75-67 loss to Minnesota as 2 ½-point underdogs. It has gone OVER in four of Michigan’s last six games. The team is averaging 77.9 PPG on the year but just 67 points over its last four losses.

There are five players averaging at least 10 points a game led by center Jon Teske’s 14.3-point scoring average.

Iowa is coming off back-to-back victories (SU and ATS) against Maryland at home as a two-point underdog and Northwestern on the road as a 5 ½-point favorite. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of the Hawkeyes’ last eight games. They are 12-5 SU overall with an 11-5-1 record ATS. This includes six covers in eight previous home games.

Luca Garza scored 27 points in Tuesday’s win against Northwestern. The junior center is averaging 22.3 of the team’s 79.3 PPG.

Betting Trends

-- The Wolverines have failed to cover in their last five road games with the total going OVER in four of their last six games played on the road.

-- The Hawkeyes are 5-1 ATS in their last six games at home. The total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in all six of those outings.

-- This series is tied 5-5 SU over the past five meetings with Iowa holding a slight 6-4 edge ATS. Michigan won the first meeting this season in a 103-91 shootout as a seven-point home favorite. The total easily went OVER the closing 143 ½-point line.

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