Wisconsin vs. Iowa Total Pick

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes, 9/20/18 Predictions & Preview

Will No. 18 Wisconsin and Iowa have a defensive battle that puts up a very low total this weekend when the two meet on Saturday at 8:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

407 Wisconsin at 408 Iowa

Saturday, September 22, 2018

8:30PM ET – Kinnick Stadium

TV: FOX

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Wisconsin is favored on the road, as the Badgers are getting odds of -3 points against Iowa. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 43.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 55 percent going on Iowa at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Wisconsin falls to BYU

Wisconsin was off to a 2-0 start and then slipped up with a 24-21 loss at home to BYU. The Badgers are 0-3 against the spread while going 2-1 with the under. They have hit the under in five of their last seven games as a program.

The Badgers are putting up 33.3 points per game on offense this season while averaging 484.3 yards per game. They are posting 285 rushing yards per game. Jonathan Taylor is leading the way with 515 rushing yards and five touchdowns while Alex Hornibrook has thrown for 595 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is giving up 13.7 points and 275.7 yards per game, including just 145 passing yards per contest.

Iowa off to 3-0 start

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-0 on the season thanks to wins over Northern Illinois, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. They have covered the spread in all three games while hitting the under in two of the three games. Iowa has hit the over in five of their last eight games as a program.

The Hawkeyes are playing very well on defense right now, allowing just 8 points and 209 yards per game. Their run defense is near the top of the country, allowing just 42 yards per game. On offense, Iowa is putting up 28 points and 389.3 yards per game. Nate Stanley has thrown for 583 yards and three touchdowns to lead the offense while Toren Young has rushed for 234 yards and two scores.

College Football Betting Trends

Wisconsin

Wisconsin has hit the over in six of its last seven games following a failed cover and 5-2 with the over in their last seven road games.

Iowa

Iowa is 8-3 with the under in its last 11 home games and 4-1 with the over in its last five games following a win.

Prediction:

Iowa and Wisconsin have great defenses and that is why the total is as low as it is. I actually think the Hawkeyes will be able to give Wisconsin a lot of problems on defense. With the game taking place at home, Iowa should be game to hold Wisconsin back. The Badgers should be able to contain Iowa as well. The Hawkeyes don’t have an overpowering offense and I think the points will be very hard to come by in this game.

 

College Football Prediction: Wisconsin/Iowa Under 43.5

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