15* Big Ten GAME OF THE WEEK on Illinois +1.5
Wisconsin vs. Illinois,
01/22/2012 14:00 EDT,
Score: 67 - 63
Point Spread: +1½/-105 Illinois
The Illinois Fighting Illini should not be an underdog at home today to the Wisconsin Badgers. This is an absolute gift from oddsmakers getting Illinois at this kind of price in a game I have them winning outright with ease.
Home-court advantage has always been huge in the Big Ten, and that's the case again this season, especially for the home team tonight. Illinois is a perfect 11-0 at home this season, outscoring opponents by 13.8 points/game. The Illini even beat Ohio State in their last home game, which is the best team in the Big Ten as I see it.
The Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Fighting Illini are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5. Illinois is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss. The Illini are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. Roll with Illinois Sunday.