Northwestern vs. Wisconsin Total Pick
After another impressive defensive showing last weekend, will No. 8 Oklahoma be able to hold down Northwestern this Saturday at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
113 Northwestern vs. 114 Wisconsin
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Noon ET – Camp Randall Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Wisconsin is the clear favorite in this game, as the Badgers are getting odds of -24 points against Northwestern. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 45 points. The public betting currently has 72 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.
Northwestern beat up by MSU
The Northwestern Wildcats were beat up at home last weekend by Michigan State. They suffered a 31-10 loss in their Big Ten opener to fall to 1-2 on the year. The Wildcats are 0-3 against the spread and 2-1 with the under.
Northwestern is struggling on offense, but has a respectable defense. The Wildcats are giving up just 20.7 points and 344 yards per game this year. On offense, Northwestern is only averaging 15.7 points and 305.3 yards per contest. Hunter Johnson has struggled at QB, throwing for 308 yards and one touchdown with four interceptions. Drake Anderson is leading the offense with 237 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Badgers dominate Michigan
Wisconsin continues to look impressive, as the Badgers are coming off a 35-14 win at home over Michigan. The Badgers are now 3-0 on the season, 1-0 in the Big Ten, 3-0 against the spread and 2-1 with the over.
The Badgers are dominant on both sides of the ball. The offense is putting up 48.3 points and 507 yards per game while the defense is allowing just 4.7 points and 171.3 yards per contest. Jonathan Taylor is leading the offense with 440 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, but he is listed as questionable right now with an undisclosed injury. Quarterback Jack Coan has thrown for 692 yards and five touchdowns while Quintez Cephus has 11 catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns. The defense is being led by Zach Baun, who has 13 tackles with three sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 5-2 with the under in their last seven conference games and 19-6-1 with the under in their last 26 games in September.
The Badgers are 6-1 with the over in their last seven games in September and 6-2 with the over in their last eight games on fieldturf.
These two have hit the under in five of their last six meetings, but I like the over this time around. Wisconsin showed it can easily put up points at home, even against a “good” defense in Michigan. Northwestern gave up 31 points at home to a rough Michigan State offense, so the Badgers should be able to run all over them. The Taylor questionable listing is a concern, but we will see how that plays out over the week. Northwestern is likely to find about 10 points in this game, so that should easily help the two go over the total.
College Football Week 5 Prediction: Northwestern/Wisconsin Over 45