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Wisconsin @ Michigan State

Current Records: Wisconsin 18-4; Michigan State 17-5

What to Know

The #14 Wisconsin Badgers are 3-9 against the #17 Michigan State Spartans since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Tuesday. The Badgers and MSU will face off in a Big Ten battle at 7 p.m. ET at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Wisconsin will be strutting in after a win while the Spartans will be stumbling in from a loss.

Wisconsin came out on top in a nail-biter against the Penn State Nittany Lions this past Saturday, sneaking past 51-49. Wisconsin's forward Steven Crowl filled up the stat sheet, picking up 13 points and five assists.

Meanwhile, MSU has to be aching after a bruising 84-63 defeat to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this past Saturday. Guard Max Christie wasn't much of a difference maker for MSU; Christie finished with only six points on 2-for-10 shooting in his 30 minutes on the court.

The Badgers are expected to lose this next one by 4. Now might not be the best time to take Wisconsin against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past five consecutive games.

Wisconsin's victory brought them up to 18-4 while MSU's defeat pulled them down to 17-5. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Wisconsin enters the matchup with only 8.3 turnovers per game on average, good for second best in college basketball. Less enviably, the Spartans are 33rd worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jack Breslin Student Events Center -- East Lansing, Michigan
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $12.00


The Spartans are a 4-point favorite against the Badgers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Spartans as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Michigan State have won nine out of their last 12 games against Wisconsin.

  • Jan 21, 2022 - Michigan State 86 vs. Wisconsin 74
  • Dec 25, 2020 - Wisconsin 85 vs. Michigan State 76
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Wisconsin 64 vs. Michigan State 63
  • Jan 17, 2020 - Michigan State 67 vs. Wisconsin 55
  • Mar 16, 2019 - Michigan State 67 vs. Wisconsin 55
  • Feb 12, 2019 - Michigan State 67 vs. Wisconsin 59
  • Mar 02, 2018 - Michigan State 63 vs. Wisconsin 60
  • Feb 25, 2018 - Michigan State 68 vs. Wisconsin 63
  • Jan 26, 2018 - Michigan State 76 vs. Wisconsin 61
  • Feb 26, 2017 - Michigan State 84 vs. Wisconsin 74
  • Feb 18, 2016 - Michigan State 69 vs. Wisconsin 57
  • Jan 17, 2016 - Wisconsin 77 vs. Michigan State 76