Opening Thoughts: Another game, another 18 point win. Something tells me Illinois won’t be as easy as the brothers Michigan. The Illini are coming into the game at 16-8 and riding a 4-game winning streak, including a 5 point win over the Lucas-less Spartans with College Gameday on campus.What the Expert Nerds Say:Jeff Sagarin ranks Wisconsin #9 and Illinois #62. He makes Wisconsin a 12-point favorite.Ken Pomeroy ranks Wisconsin #4 and Illinois #54. He predicts a 68-56 Badger victory in 61 possessions and gives the Badgers a 90% chance of winning.Note: Sagarin and Pomeroy are unable to objectively calculate UW’s abilities with Jon Leuer out, so they don’t. However Pomeroy weighs his numbers towards more recent games so he is a bit more accurate in that regard.Michigan Rotation:*G – 6’3”...

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