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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines in this pivotal Big Ten matchup. The Wolverines are currently 4.5-point favorites according to FanDuel Sportsbook


But if you're thinking about placing a bet on this game, you might want to take a look at what some of the top voices in the industry are predicting.


Michigan State vs Michigan Predictions 

Brad Evans, Yahoo Sports 

Brad Evans is rolling with Michigan as 4-point favorites tonight. This certainly tracks, as the Wolverines' defense is one of the best in the NCAA, surrendering an average of just 57.7 PPG. 

Tony's Picks

On the other hand, Tony T is taking Michigan State as 4.5-point underdogs. Tony T cites Michigan's struggles defending the 3-point shot, and the Spartans' impressive offensive efficiency as the primary reasons they'll cover the spread. 

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor 

ESPN is giving the Wolverines a slight advantage over the Spartans. ESPN's matchup predictor gives the Wolverines a 51 percent chance at victory, which seems a little low considering Michigan is a 4.5-point favorite. 


Overall, two of the three experts we highlighted here are picking the Michigan Wolverines tonight. However, ESPN only gave Michigan a 51 percent chance at winning, so this is shaping up to be a close contest. 


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