Michigan vs. Wisconsin Total Pick
One of the featured games of the week comes in the Big Ten when No. 13 Wisconsin hosts No. 11 Michigan on Saturday at Noon ET. What can we expect from this big clash?
Game Snapshot & Odds
343 Michigan vs. 344 Wisconsin
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Noon ET – Camp Randall Stadium
Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NCAAF Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Wisconsin is the slight favorite at home, as the Badgers are getting odds of -3.5 points against Michigan. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 43.5 points. The public betting currently has 71 percent going on Wisconsin as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Michigan survives Army
Michigan is coming off an off week last weekend, but prior to that the Wolverines got a big scare from Army. U-M earned a 24-21 win in double overtime to move to 2-0 on the season. Michigan is 0-2 against the spread and 1-1 with the over/under total.
The Wolverines are averaging 32 points and 396.5 yards per game on offense thus far while giving up 21 points and 272 yards per contest. Shea Patterson has thrown or 410 yards and three touchdowns through two games while Zach Charbonnet has rushed for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Tarik Black is the leading receiver with seven catches for 104 yards and a score. The team is hopeful to get Donovan Peoples-Jones back from a groin injury. The receiver and return man is yet to play this year.
Wisconsin is coming off an off week as well, but the Badgers have been absolutely dominant through two games. They have beaten Central Michigan and South Florida by a combined score of 110-0. Wisconsin is 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 with the over/under total.
The Badgers haven’t given up a point yet and are holding opponents to just 107.5 yards per game thus far. Offensively, the Badgers are averaging 517 yards per game, including 300 passing yards. Jonathan Taylor has looked strong, rushing for 237 yards and five touchdowns. Jack Coan has looked good under center, throwing for 564 yards and five touchdowns. His leading receiver is Quintez Cephus, who has nine catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Michigan has hit the over in eight of its last 10 games on fieldturf and in nine of its last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record.
Wisconsin has hit the over in five of its last six following a bye week and in five of its last six in September.
These two have hit the under in five of their last seven meetings, but that was with Michigan having a semblance of a competent offense. The Wolverines don’t look like they have much to offer on offense thus far and now they are going on the road to face a Wisconsin defense that looks very strong. The Badgers have been able to move the ball with ease, but they haven’t had much resistance to face. Michigan’s defense is still formidable and should be able to give Wisconsin some problems. Coan will be tested this week. I think this game is going to be a low-scoring battle with a lot of defensive stops.
College Football Week 4 Prediction: Michigan/Wisconsin Under 43.5