3* NCAAB *BEST BET*
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin,
01/03/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 63 - 60
Point Spread: -5½/-103 Wisconsin
3* NCAAB *BEST BET* on Wisconsin -5.5
Motivated by Saturday's upset loss to Iowa, expect the Badgers to bounce back strong tonight.
Wisconsin is 78-7 at home in conference play under coach Ryan. It is also 13-6 in all games against Michigan State under Ryan and has won 8 in a row over the Spartans at the Kohl Center with six of those wins coming by double digits.
Wisconsin is 23-7 ATS as a home favorite of 6 points or less or pickem under Ryan, including 6-0 ATS in this situation since the start of the 2009 season with an average winning margin of 11.7 points.
The Badgers are also 9-1 ATS in home games when playing against a top-level team (Winning Pct. above 80%) over the last 3 seasons and 8-1 ATS in home games vs. top caliber teams outscoring their opponents by 12-plus points/game over the last 3 seasons. Wisconsin has won these games by an average of 9.8 points. Bet the Badgers.