Michigan State basketball listed as heavy favorite over Northwestern

Michigan State basketball enters a must-win scenario on Wednesday night as a heavy favorite over Northwestern.

The Spartans are listed as an 8.5-point favorite over the Wildcats. Odds courtesy of FanDuel.

Michigan State comes into this matchup with a 17-12 overall record and 9-9 mark in conference play. The Spartans have lost three straight games and are in desperate need of a victory to make the NCAA Tournament.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on Big Ten Network.

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