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Oddsmakers get the power of the Kohl Center

Posted on: February 2, 2010 12:31 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2010 12:32 pm

Yes, Michigan State is 9-0 in the Big Ten.

And yes, the Spartans own a three-game cushion over everybody.

But you shouldn't be surprised to learn that is listing MSU as a 2-point underdog tonight at Wisconsin, because that's just oddsmakers taking into account the fact that Bo Ryan's team damn-near never loses at the Kohl Center. I've gone through most of the numbers before. But here's a refresher course for everybody thinking this is a case of "wrong team favored" ...
  • The Badgers are 132-10 (.930) at the Kohl Center in Ryan's nine seasons, including a 65-5 (.929) record in Big Ten games.
  • In the last eight years, 93 of the Badgers’ 118 home wins have come by at least 10 points (78.8 percent).
  • Wisconsin has trailed at halftime in only 27 of 142 home games under Ryan. The Badgers came back to win 18 of those games.
  • Ryan is 6-0 against Michigan State at the Kohl Center.
As they say, take that for what it's worth.
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Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2010 9:10 am

Oddsmakers get the power of the Kohl Center

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Thank you for doing this Gary. I can't stand those posts that advertise a gambling site. Stupid people....

Anyways, great game last night in madison huh?? You should have been there, I was. All around great play by Bucky. The biggest stats of the night was that we only had 5 turnovers and the fact that we only attempted 4 free throws, made only 2 of them, and still won by 18?!?!? Holy crap, we had to be a force offensively.

I hate to see other teams' players get hurt but before Lucas went down MSU was starting to get on a roll. And after, you could clearly see the momentum switch our way. So I'm not complaining about it. That had to hurt though, it looked really bad.

Since: Feb 2, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2010 5:48 pm
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Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2010 1:25 pm

Oddsmakers get the power of the Kohl Center

I can't imagine that anybody would be surprised by this?  I have had this game on my calendar for months.

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