Free College Basketball Picks Today: Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans 1/10/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans 1/10/23
Tue 10th January 2023

Don’t expect an up-tempo game when two of the most patient teams in the Big Ten Conference when the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers (11-3, 3-1 Big 10) welcome the Michigan State Spartans (11-4, 3-1 Big 10) on Tuesday.

Michigan State beat the Michigan Wolverines 59-53 at Jack Breslin Student Events Center on Saturday, their sixth consecutive win. A.J. Hoggard was the key player with 15 points and six assists. The Spartans are first in the Big Ten Conference. Wisconsin dropped their last game on Saturday at State Farm Center, falling to the Illinois Fighting Illini 79-69.

Chucky Hepburn had 22 points and seven assists in the losing effort, leading the team. The Badgers dropped to third in the Big Ten Conference. It’s the only meeting of the season between the teams. They last met in the Big Ten Tourney quarterfinals when the Spartans knocked out the Badgers with a 69-63 victory at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in March 2022.

Michigan State and Wisconsin split their regular season matchups last season, each team winning one game. The Spartans earned the win in the last meeting 69-63 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in March 2022. Marcus Bingham Jr. led the Spartans with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks. Brad Davison had 23 points in defeat.

Tyson Walker (13.9 ppg), Joey Hauser (13.3), and Hoggard (12.1) are leading the Spartans in scoring this season. Hauser also has grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game, while Hoggard has dished 6.4 assists per game, seventh-most in the nation.

Hepburn (12.9 ppg), Steven Crowl (12.5), and Tyler Wahl (12.2) have supplied much of the Badgers’ offense. Crowl also has averaged 6.9 rebounds per game, while Hepburn has recorded 3.3 assists per game.

Half-court execution will be critical in this matchup that features a pair of the league’s slowest-paced teams, as the Badgers are 12th in possessions per game while the Spartans are 11th.In the last 10 games, Michigan State is 8-2 with an average margin of +6.5 (69.1-62.6).

Wisconsin has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 71.5 points per game on average while allowing 67.8 (+3.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaden Akins: 15.4 | 9.5 | +5.9
Points per game:
Pierre Brooks: 4.0 | 6.4 | -2.4
Rebounds per game:
Mady Sissoko: 9.0 | 6.8 | +2.2
Assists per game:
Tyson Walker: 1.8 | 3.2 | -1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Steven Crowl: 17.8 | 12.5 | +5.3
Rebounds per game:
Tyler Wahl: 4.2 | 5.9 | -1.7
Assists per game:
Chucky Hepburn: 4.6 | 3.3 | +1.3

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Wisconsin (-105)

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