Records: Wisconsin 20-9 (11-5 in Big Ten), Michigan State 22-7 (11-5 in Big Ten)
Tip-off: 9 p.m. EST
Spread: Michigan State by 4
Last meeting: Michigan State 49, Wisconsin 47 (2013(
Points per game: The Badgers are averaging 67 points per game while Michigan State is averaging 69.2.
Rebounds per game: Wisconsin averages 37.2 boards per outing while the Spartans are averaging 37.7 rebounds per game.
Assists per game: The Badgers are putting up 13.5 assists per outing while Michigan State is averaging 13.4 per game.
Field goal percentage: Wisconsin is shooting .429 while the Spartans come in shooting .464 this season.
Thoughts: The Badgers are coming off a loss to Purdue while the Spartans dropped their last game to Michigan. Look for the Badgers to play tough and keep this game within a score or two down the stretch. Michigan State wins here but I like Wisconsin with the points.
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