Wisconsin heavy favorite vs. Illinois
MADISON, WI (TheSpread) – No. 4 Wisconsin looks to maintain its strangle hold on the Big Ten on Sunday when it plays host to Illinois at 1PM ET.
Wisconsin is 22-2 on the season, 10-1 in the Big Ten, 12-1 at home and 13-10-1 against the spread. Illinois is 17-8 overall, 7-5 in the Big Ten, 2-5 on the road and 11-12 against the spread. Wisconsin has won and covered the spread in seven straight meetings with Illinois and the Badgers have been the favorite in all seven games. These two have hit the over in seven of their last eight meetings.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is the clear favorite at home, as the Badgers are getting odds of -13 points against Illinois. The over/under total for the game has yet to be set.
Illinois has won four straight despite having a depleted roster as of late. The Illini have covered the spread in three straight while hitting the under in their last four. Wisconsin has won seven straight games, but the Badgers are just 3-5-1 against the spread in their last nine games. Wisconsin has hit the over in five of its last eight.