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The victor of this third matchup between No. 10 Michigan and No. 6 Michigan State will not only win the 2019 Big Ten Tournament but also potentially get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Michigan State has taken both previous matchups this season, but that could just be the motivation Michigan needs to win when it matters most Sunday. 


The Wolverines are 1-point favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook, but which squad do the experts think will win this year's Big Ten Tournament?


Michigan State vs Michigan Predictions


Scores & Stats

Scores & Stats likes the Spartans to come out victorious with a projected score of 76-73. Michigan State won both the matchups this season, and the Spartans have been playing great lately after easily dispatching No. 19 Wisconsin on Saturday.

Cappers Picks

Cappers Picks is going in the opposite direction, taking Michigan to win 63-60. They believe that the Spartans are more interested in getting healthy for the NCAA Tournament than winning the Big Ten, which would play to Michigan's advantage. 


Sports Chat Place

Sports Chat Place believes in the top-seeded Spartans here, picking them to come out victorious. Michigan is a great team, but the one team they've had a lot of trouble with this year is Michigan State, so look for the same narrative again Sunday. 

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

ESPN' BPI has this one as a close matchup but still projects Michigan State to come out on top, giving the Spartans a 59.1 percent chance to win. 


Overall that's three of four expert predictions in favor of Michigan State winning straight up and one for Michigan. 


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