|2013 ABC College Football Week 7 Odds: Northwestern vs. Wisconsin|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:00|
Northwestern vs. Wisconsin Odds
Northwestern is 4-1 overall, 0-1 in the Big Ten, 1-0 on the road and 2-3 against the spread. Wisconsin is 3-2 overall, 1-1 in the Big Ten, 3-0 at home and 4-0-1 against the spread. The home team has won six straight between these two.
Trends show that the home team is 6-0 against the spread in the last 6 in this series while Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 at Wisconsin. These two have hit the over in four straight meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is the favorite at home, as the Badgers have odds of -10 points against Northwestern on Saturday. The over/under total opened at 57.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Wisconsin favored by 10 as well. The spread moved from 9.5 points to 10.5 before ending up back at Wisconsin -10. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 57.5 points.
Northwestern is coming off a 40-30 loss at home to Ohio State. The Wildcats had a chance to take the lead late, but couldn’t quite do it. The Wildcats had 437 yards of offense in the loss, but the defense allowed 451 yards to Ohio State. Northwestern is producing plenty of offense, averaging 39 points and 474 yards per game. Trevor Siemian has thrown for 916 yards and six touchdowns while Treyvon Green has rushed for 423 yards and five touchdowns.
Wisconsin is coming off a 31-24 loss at Ohio State two weeks ago. The Badgers have had both of their losses come by just one score. The offense has been strong, averaging 37.6 points and 518 yards per game. The Badgers are sixth in the nation in rushing, posting 300.6 yards per game on the ground. Defensively, Wisconsin has been solid, allowing just 14.6 points per game. Melvin Gordon has rushed for 698 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the team, while James White has rushed for 473 yards and four scores. Joel Stave has added 1,056 yards and eight touchdowns passing.
In terms of Injuries, Northwestern defensive lineman Sean McEvilly (lower body) is doubtful for the game. Wisconsin defensive back T.J. Reynard (undisclosed) is questionable for game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Northwestern, as the Wildcats are getting 62% of the wagers with odds of +10 points at Wisconsin on Saturday.