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Game: Wisconsin at Syracuse Mar 22 2012 7:15PM
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: 20* Play on Syracuse. Wisconsin has had the luxury of having played two teams the Badgers matched up very well again, but here against Syracuse we look for the Orange to win comfortably in a bad matchup for the Badgers. Wisconsin got here by beating Montana and Vanderbilt - two teams that don't posses the type of dominant defense that Syracuse has, and we don't believe the Badgers can generate enough offense here tonight to stay close to the Orange.
It's been a tough off-the-court season for Syracuse, but they are still in a good position to reach the Elite Eight round, and this is a tailor-made matchup for them as Wisconsin doesn't have the explosive-type of offense that gives Syracuse trouble. The Badgers have had a history of offensive inefficiency this season since the start of conference play (ten games held to under 40% shooting), and while the Big Ten is full of teams with very good defenses, Syracuse is on par - if not better - than any defense Wisconsin has seen this year.
We don't believe Wisconsin will reach 60 points in this game, and Syracuse will have enough fast-break opportunities set up from their defense to pull away in the second half for an easy win. This is a very small pointspread and even if Wisconsin hangs around until the end, the Orange can still cover this number at the free throw line. Syracuse is averaging 73 points per game on the road - 11 more than Wisconsin - and their huge advantage on the offensive end of the court leads to an easy victory tonight! 20* Play on Syracuse.