Wisconsin vs. Arizona State Odds
Wisconsin is 2-0 on the season, 2-0 against the spread and playing in its road opener. Arizona State is 1-0 on the season, 1-0 at home and 1-0 against the spread. Wisconsin picked up a 20-19 win over ASU in 2010.
Trends show that Wisconsin is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games against Pac-12 opponents. Arizona State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games against the Big Ten and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games following a win.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Arizona State is the favorite at home in this game, as the Sun Devils have odds of -5.5 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the game has been set at 54.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Arizona State favored by 5.5 points as well. The spread dropped to 5 points before moving back to 5.5. The over/under total opened at 52.5 points. The total hit a low of 51.5 before jumping to a peak of 54.5.
Wisconsin is off to a nice start, but hasn’t played tough competition. The Badgers beat UMass, 45-0, and beat Tennessee Tech, 48-0. The Badgers are putting up impressive offensive numbers, averaging 602 yards per game. Quarterback Joel Stave threw for 416 yards and five touchdowns in the two games while three different running backs have over 250 rushing yards this season.
Arizona State opened the season with a 55-0 win over Sacramento State last Thursday. The Sun Devils racked up 523 yards of offense in the win while holding Sacramento State to 167 yards. Quarterback Taylor Kelly went 23 of 31 passing for 300 yards and five touchdowns. Marion Grice rushed for 59 yards on 14 carries while catching four passes for 65 yards and two total touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Wisconsin receiver Reggie Love is questionable with a knee injury while receiver Chase Hammond is questionable with an arm injury. Arizona State defensive back Damarious Randall is questionable with a groin injury while safety Marcus Ball is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Wisconsin, as the Badgers have odds of +5.5 points at Arizona State on Saturday.