Opening Thoughts: Happy Holidays, whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, what have you! After a close but somewhat comfortable win against UW-Milwaukee, the Badgers are set to take on the Flames of Illinois-Chicago. The Flames are 3-7, projected to go 8-20, although only have a 40% chance or better in 3 of their remaining 18 games. Our game is not one of them. According to Ken Pomeroy, they are only a bit better than IPFW, Cal Poly, and Grambling. It’s a quintessential buy game.What the Expert Nerds Say:Jeff Sagarin ranks Wisconsin #17 and UIC #256. He makes Wisconsin a 24-point favorite.Ken Pomeroy ranks Wisconsin #20 and UIC #248. He predicts a 76-52 Badger victory in 64 possessions and gives the Badgers a 99% chance of winning.Illinois-Chicago Probable Rotation:*G – 6’...

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