01/15 06:00 PM CB (529) WISCONSIN VS (530) INDIANA
Take: (530) INDIANA
Reason: Real good spot for Indiana. The Hoosiers got a grand total of three points from their bench on Saturday, and as a result they turned a complete romp against Minnesota into a game that actually got pretty close late. But the Indy starters were completely dominant in that game, and I like them to own Wisconsin here. The Badgers were good to us on Saturday as they played a near perfect first half and crushed Illinois. But this is not one of Bo Ryan's better teams in my opinion and unless they have hot shooting nights, I'm expecting them to have trouble on the Big 10 road. Looking at the various matchup categories, Indiana has an edge virtually across the board. After frittering away that huge lead on Saturday, I'd expect a more focused 40 minutes here, and the Hoosiers would also like to avenge the conference tourney loss they absorbed to this team last March. Steep number reflects the basic difference between these teams, and the situation favors the hosts. Indiana should win this big and I'm laying the points.