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Michigan State Spartans at Wisconsin Badgers Betting Pick – Jan 26, 2024

In Big Ten Basketball on Friday, the Michigan State Spartans are on the road at the Wisconsin Badgers. The Michigan State Spartans, led by head coach Tom Izzo are battling through their 2023-2024 season, as they are 12-7 on the season. The Spartans have started to find their groove a bit, as they have won three straight games. Michigan State sits 4-4 in league play, which is tied for sixth in the conference standings.

For Wisconsin, they come into this game leading the Big Ten standings. The Badgers are 7-1 in league play, and 15-4 overall. Wisconsin entered the week 13th in the most updated Associated Press poll. Wisconsin has won back to back games, including a two point road win at Minnesota on Tuesday.

The Wisconsin Badgers are -2.5 in this game. The total is listed at 137.5.

Spartans Look to Continue Winning Ways

The Michigan State Spartans are looking to continue their hot play, which includes wins over Rutgers, Minnesota and Maryland. The last time the Spartans lost was a tight one on the road at Illinois. In the three game winning streak, Michigan State is playing defense! The Spartans are allowing less than 57 points per game.

Tyson Walker and A.J. Hoggard are the leading scorers for the Spartans. Walker is having a great season, scoring just under 20 points per game. Walker is next, at 11.2 per game. In the latest win over Maryland, Walker went for 15, while Hoggard added 12. Forward Malik Hall also added 12 in the game.

The Spartans will head home and host their state rival, Michigan on Tuesday. They will remain home after that and welcome Maryland to town on February 3rd. The next road game for Michigan State is at Minnesota on February 6th.

Badgers Leading Big Ten

Greg Gard and his Wisconsin Badgers seem to have things figured out. Nearing the midway point, and leading the Big Ten is a huge feather in the cap for the Badgers. This is a team that started the season 1-2. In the latest win over Minnesota, Tyler Wahl scored 16 points, including two free throws late to help the win.

The top scorer on the season for Wisconsin has been AJ Strorr. He is scoring more than 15 points per game. Steven Crowl is next for the Badgers. Crowl is at 11.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Wisconsin’s last loss came on the road at Penn State; 87-83.

Wisconsin is playing their final game of January here. After this game, the Badgers have three of their next four on the road. The first one is at Nebraska. The lone home game is February 4th against Purdue, and then they will go to Michigan and Rutgers.

Spartans Compete on the Road

This is going to be a great basketball game. Anytime these two teams get together, it is quite the battle. Do not be surprised if the Michigan State Spartans toughness wins out on the road here, and Izzo and company grab a massive win. We are going to bet the road underdogs. Take Michigan State +2.5 on Friday. Also, consider the moneyline at +120.  Enjoy the game and good luck!

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