The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Thursday night. The Michigan State Spartans and Wisconsin Badgers will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.
Free College Hoops Picks: Wisconsin Badgers @ Michigan State Spartans
Date: Thursday, March 7th, 9:00 ET
Location: Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, MI
Wisconsin vs. Michigan State Live TV: ESPN
The Spartans are falling apart in front of our very eyes. They have lost three games in a row, and though all of them have been winnable games, losses are losses, and when you’re chasing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, three losses in a span of two weeks going into the month of March really isn’t good. G Keith Appling is in bad shape, having scored an average of just 6.0 points per game in his last three outings, and he committed the turnover that cost the team the game against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday. Meanwhile, Wisconsin is coming off of a brutal loss to the Purdue Boilermakers that came out of absolutely nowhere. The Badgers had gone 6-1 SU and 5-1-1 ATS in their previous seven games, and their only loss was a very excusable one against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the road. We’ll chalk that one up to a case of looking past a bad opponent and getting caught. If that’s the case, Michigan State is going to be in some trouble. We’ll give the Spartans the win, but we think that the Badgers will earn a tough cover.
Wisconsin vs. Michigan State Pick: Wisconsin Badgers +4
Wisconsin vs. Michigan State Prediction: Michigan State 64 – Wisconsin 63