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Wisconsin vs. Michigan State Predictions, Odds


  • December 25, 2020
  • By David Schwab
  • VegasInsider.com

In the first of four Big Ten matchups on Christmas Day, the No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers head on the road to the Breslin Center to face the No. 12 Michigan State Spartans. Tip-off on FOX is set for 12:30 p.m. (ET).

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Wisconsin-Michigan State Betting Odds

Line Movements

  • Spread: Wisconsin -1
  • Money-Line: Wisconsin -125 Michigan State +102
  • Total: 140

Odds Subject to Change

Wisconsin opened as a slight +1.5-point underdog but the spread has shifted quickly to favor the road team by 1.5-points. The total line is currently set at 140 points.

The Badgers’ lone straight-up loss against seven wins came against Marquette on Dec. 4. After failing to cover as heavy favorites in their Big Ten opener against Nebraska, they are 4-4 against the spread.

The total has gone OVER in five of the eight games. Wisconsin is 0-12 SU in its last 12 road games against Michigan State and it is 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings overall. The total has gone OVER in six of its last nine conference games.

Michigan State was stunned by Northwestern 79-65 in its Big Ten opener closing as a -7.5-point road favorite. This was its first loss of the season against six SU wins while going 2-5 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in three of its last five games. The total has stayed UNDER in five of the Spartans’ last six games against Wisconsin.

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Betting Analysis – Wisconsin Badgers

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 7-1
  • ATS: 3-4-1
  • SU - Home: 7-0
  • SU - Away: 0-1
  • O/U: 5-3

This will be a big test for the Badgers given their past track record against this conference rival. Team depth is a major plus with five players averaging at least nine points a game.

Forward Micah Potter has led the way with 13.4 points and he also leads the team in rebounds with 7.3 a game. Guards’ Brad Davison and D’Mitrik Trice are each adding 11 points per game. Davidson is shooting 40.4% from the field and he has connected on 47.1% of his three-point shots.

The Badgers are scoring an average of 77.3 PPG while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their field-goal percentage is a solid 41.8 from three-point range.

Defensively, they are holding opposing teams to just 57.5 points. Total rebounds a game average 36 with 32.3 on defense.

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