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 Sportsbook.com 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.