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Point Spread: +7½/-105 Indiana
Indiana Hoosiers +7.5
The Hoosiers have won their last two games and have covered the spread in each of their last five. One of these covers was a four-point loss to Michigan State, who defeated Wisconsin by three points. Another one of these covers was a three-point loss to undefeated Ohio State. The Ohio State games shows that the Hoosiers are capable of playing with anyone in the Big Ten.
The Badgers have struggled away from home this season where they are 1-2. Dating back to last season, they are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games. It is also worth noting that Wisconsin is on a 0-6 against the spread slide in road games in the second half of the season.
This is clearly a game the Hoosiers will be pumped up for as they look to snap a lengthy losing streak in the series. The Badgers have walked all over the Hoosiers the last two years, but both of those games were in Madison. The Badgers only won by three points in their last trip to Indiana. The home team has covered the number in four of the last five meetings.
The Indiana offense is playing with a ton of confidence. It ranks 35th in the nation in total offense with 445.6 yards per game and 43rd in scoring with 33.1 points per game. Wisconsin, on the other hand, ranks 92nd in total offense with 361.2 yards per game and 82nd in scoring with 25.9 points per game. I don't believe the Badgers will have enough offense to cover the number in this year's matchup. Take the points.
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