2013 Big Ten College Football Week 8 Odds: Wisconsin vs. Illinois Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Friday, 18 October 2013 10:00
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Wisconsin vs. Illinois Odds

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CHAMPAIGN, IL (The Spread) – No. 25 Wisconsin looks to keep rolling along when it hits the road to take on Illinois on Saturday at 8PM ET on the Big Ten Network.

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Wisconsin is 4-2 overall, 2-1 in the Big Ten, 0-2 on the road and 5-0-1 against the spread. Illinois is 3-2 overall, 0-1 in the Big Ten, 3-1 at home and 3-2 against the spread. Wisconsin has won seven of its last eight against Illinois.

Trends show that the home team has covered the spread in four straight in this series and Wisconsin is just 1-4 ATS in its last 5 trips to Illinois. The two have hit the over in 7 of their last 10 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is the favorite on the road, as the Badgers have odds of -14.5 points at Illinois on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 57 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Wisconsin favored by 10 points, its lowest point. The spread quickly climbed to 14.5. The over/under total opened at 55.5 points and made the slow climb to 57.

Wisconsin is coming off a 35-6 win over Northwestern last week, its first win over ranked opponent. The Badgers dominated the Wildcats, holding them to just 241 yards while posting 527 of their own. Wisconsin is holding opponents to only 13.2 points per game and has the fifth-best rushing attack in college football right now. Melvin Gordon is leading the way with 870 rushing yards and eight scores while James White has added 574 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

Illinois is coming off a 39-19 loss at Nebraska last week. The Illini have struggled on defense this season, giving up 27.6 points per game. The offense has been moving the ball well, averaging 36 points and 457.2 yards per game. Nathan Scheelhaase has thrown for 1,297 yards and 12 touchdowns to lead the offense. Josh Ferguson has rushed for 310 yards while catching 20 passes for 344 yards.

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In terms of Injuries, Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis (head) is questionable for this game. Illinois defensive linemen Vontrell Williams (foot) and Teko Powell (foot) are both questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Wisconsin, as the Badgers are getting 85% of the wagers with odds of -14.5 points at Illinois on Saturday.

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