Contrarian Crusher CBB 8*

Contrarian Crusher CBB 8*

Michigan State vs. Wisconsin, 02/01/2020 13:00 EDT, Score: 63 - 64

Point Spread: +6½/-115 Wisconsin

Sportsbook: Bodog

Result: Win

Contrarian Crusher - Rickenbach CBB Rotation #616 Saturday 8* Wisconsin Badgers (+) vs Michigan State Spartans @ 1 ET - There is an old saying that I associate with today's play on Wisconsin. That is: It is a wounded dog that bites the hardest. I also feel that is particularly true when that dog is guarding its home! The Badgers (by the way, known for being a fiercely aggressive animal) are backed into a corner here and ready to fight anything and everything in their path. It has been a tumultuous week with Kobe King announcing his departure from the program and Brad Davidson being suspended for this game. Also, Micah Potter is dealing with an ankle injury but he is expected to be available for this one. In their first game without King, the Badgers put up a helluva fight and actually led by 12 points in the 2nd half at Iowa before eventually falling short. Now they are back home ready to fight again and they're hosting a Spartans team that has beaten them 8 straight times. The very first line that opened up on this game was a -3 and we're now seeing numbers as high as a -6.5 on Michigan State. The fact is that playing at Wisconsin is never easy. The Badgers are 9-1 here at home this season and the lone loss came by a single point. Coach Greg Gard's remaining players are fighting hard for him. They proved that against the Hawkeyes and you'll see it again here against the Spartans. Note that Michigan State is just 2-8 ATS on the road this season. Maybe they eke out a win here but, if they do, look for it to be by only a bucket or two. 8* WISCONSIN

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