20* Big Ten GAME OF THE MONTH on Penn State +8.5
Wisconsin vs. Penn State,
01/31/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 52 - 46
Point Spread: +8½/-110 Penn State
The Penn State Nittany Lions should not be this big of an underdog at home to the Wisconsin Badgers Tuesday. Home-court advantage is as big in the Big Ten as it is in any other conference. The Nittany Lions are certainly a live underdog tonight.
Wisconsin is outscoring opponents by an average of 7.3 points/game on the road this season. Penn State is 8-4 at home, outscoring opponents by 6.9 points/game. Looking at these numbers alone, it's safe to say that there's a good chance this one goes right down to the wire.
Penn State comes in very battle-tested after playing back-to-back games at Indiana and at Ohio State, arguably the two best teams in the Big Ten, right there with Wisconsin and Michigan State. This is a Nittany Lions team that has knocked off both Illinois and Purdue at home this season, and they also played Indiana to a 6-point game at home.
The Nittany Lions are a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings with Wisconsin, winning two of those games outright. Penn State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog. The Nittany Lions are 15-4-2 ATS in their last 21 games following a SU loss of more than 20 points. Bet Penn State Tuesday.