Wisconsin vs. Iowa Prediction
Will No. 18 Wisconsin be able to bounce back when it takes on Iowa this evening at 8:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:30PM ET – Kinnick Stadium
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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 42.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 51 percent going on Wisconsin on the road. 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.
Iowa unbeaten to 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 covered the spread in five straight, dating back to last season.
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.
Wisconsin upset by 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. The Badgers have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games.
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.
College Football Betting Trends
Iowa is 6-1-1 against the spread in its last eight home games and 4-1 ATS in its last five games in September.
Wisconsin has covered the spread in 11 of its last 12 road games and eight of its last 11 following a failed cover.
A night game at Iowa definitely isn’t going to be an easy task for Wisconsin, but I expect the Badgers to find a way to pull this one out. The Badgers have been good at bouncing back from losses and I think their strength up front will be able to out-match the strength of Iowa. Both teams want to control the line of scrimmage and I think Wisconsin can do that better.
College Football Prediction: Wisconsin -3