Wisconsin vs. Michigan State Sharp Betting Pick (Jan. 17): Pros Moving Big Ten Spread

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Head coach Greg Gard of the Wisconsin Badgers. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

After having more than 60 games to bet on Thursday, bettors have slim pickings on Friday’s college hoops slate.

While the quantity of games is meager, the quality ain’t half bad. A Big Ten doubleheader on FS1 takes the cake, with Wisconsin-Michigan State at 7 p.m. ET and Michigan-Iowa following it up at 9.

Here’s how sharps have bet on the former.


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Wisconsin @ Michigan State Sharp Report

7 p.m. ET | FS1

After some real solid cashes on dogs this week, sharps have shifted their attention to a sizable favorite — a rare occurrence in the betting world.

Generally speaking, ranked favorites get the attention from public bettors, but that’s not the case today. Fifteenth-ranked Michigan State opened as 7.5-point favorites, but the ticket count is split 50-50.

The public might not love the Spartans, but sharps do.

Since opening at -7.5 last night, Michigan State has moved all the way to -9.5 as of 10 a.m. ET.

I think there may have been a sharp slumber party last night, but they weren’t having pillow fights or playing Call of Duty all night with the assistance of Mountain Dew and Hot Pockets. No, sir. They were betting the hell out of this spread, as the line moved from -8 to -9.5 between midnight and 5:30 a.m. ET.

We tracked a Steam Move on Sparty at -8, but we have not detected any sharp action at the current number. In fact, I would not be surprised to see the line close below 9.5, as Wisconsin buyback is a definite possibility at +9.5, or +10 if it reaches that point.

Sharp Angle: Michigan State (moved from -7.5 to -9.5)

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