Who's hot, who's not: Breaking down the Big Ten tournament matchups

Who's hot, who's not: Breaking down the Big Ten tournament matchups

This win gave Michigan State shared rights to the regular season Big Ten Championship with Purdue. The Spartans are favored by four points, with the over-under for total points set at 135.5 in the latest odds. The public betting now has 64 percent going on MI as the road underdog.

These teams met two weeks ago at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, where the Spartans took down MI, 77-70. He is one of three players in the conference to average double figures in both categories; the others, Wisconsin's Ethan Happ and Minnesota's Jordan Murphy, were also first-team selections. Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Michigan State vs. Michigan spread you should be all over Saturday, all from the model that has returned more than $4,200 to $100 players the last two years.

The Wolverines have one of the top defenses in the nation, as MI is giving up just 58.3 points per game this season while holding opponents to 39.9 percent shooting. Winston is a do-it-all point guard who can go for 20 points on any given night.

Farquhar finished with a team-high 12 points and 11 rebounds, including six on the offensive end, and added a blocked shot and a steal.

MI guard Charles Matthews has missed the last two games and is a game-time decision for tonight's contest. Simpson averaged 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds and also led U-M with 194 assists.

Beilein, though, refused to lament the loss of Matthews because Michigan State is missing Ward along with Langford.




MSU has put up good numbers on offense and defense this season. He hit an absurd 49.3 percent of his shots from beyond the arc, which certainly helped.

This was a sloppy game from the Spartans but here are some thoughts from the game. Nick Ward is out for tonight's game with a hand injury while Kyle Ahrens is questionable with a back injury.

Ignas Brazdeikis led MI in scoring this year with 15 points per game.

MI is 19-7 against the spread in its last 26 road games and 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games following a win.

The announcement of the all-Big Ten teams was made on the Big Ten Network.

Saturday's game is the biggest of the season for the Spartans, and maybe the biggest game in Breslin Center history. The Spartans are a tough team at home and they are playing their rival for the Big Ten title in primetime. It looked like MI was going to open things up and put the Spartans away.

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