|2013 ESPN College Football Week 14 Odds: Penn State vs. Wisconsin|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:00|
Penn State vs. Wisconsin Odds
Wisconsin is 9-2 overall, 6-2 in the Big Ten, 6-0 at home and 9-1-1 against the spread. Penn State is 6-5 overall, 3-4 in the Big Ten, 1-3 on the road and 4-7 against the spread. Penn State has won three of its last four meetings with Wisconsin.
Trends show that the home team is 6-1 against the spread in the last 7 games of this series and Wisconsin has covered the spread in 5 of its last 7 home games against Penn State.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is favored at home, as the Badgers have odds of -24 points against Penn State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Wisconsin favored by 23. The spread climbed to a peak of 24.5 before falling back to 24. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 51 points.
Wisconsin is coming off a 20-7 win at Minnesota last week for the sixth straight sin for the Badgers. Wisconsin is averaging 36.8 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up just 13.4 points per contest. Wisconsin is being led this year by its pair of running backs Melvin Gordon and James White. The two have combined for 2,656 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. Joel Stave has added 2,075 passing yards and 17 touchdowns.
Penn State is coming off a 23-20 overtime loss to Nebraska. The Nittany Lions have alternated wins and losses over their last 10 games and three of their last six have gone into overtime. Penn State is averaging just 28.5 points per game, while the defense is allowing 26.4 points per game. Penn State is being led this year by Allen Robinson, who has 89 receptions for 1,310 yards and six touchdowns, while Christian Hackenberg has thrown for 2,616 yards and 16 touchdowns. Zach Zwinak has also added 874 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Wisconsin offensive lineman Dallas Lewallen (leg) and defensive back Terrance Floyd (discipline) are both questionable for the game. Penn State linebacker Ben Kline (pectoral) will be out for this game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Wisconsin, as the Badgers are getting 72% of the wagers with odds of -24 points against Penn State on Saturday.