Nebraska vs. Wisconsin Prediction
Can No. 16 Wisconsin add to the woes of the Nebraska Cornhuskers when the two Big Ten teams meet up this Saturday night at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, October 6, 2018
7:30PM ET – Camp Randall Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Wisconsin is the clear favorite in this game, as the Badgers are getting odds of -18.5 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 57.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 69 percent going on Wisconsin 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.
Huskers a mess
The Scott Frost-era at Nebraska has not gotten off to a good start thus far, as the Cornhuskers are 0-4 overall and 0-4 against the spread following a 42-28 loss at home to Purdue last week. Nebraska is 0-2 in the Big Ten and 2-2 with the over/under total.
The Cornhuskers haven’t been able to stop anyone defensively, as they are giving up 38.8 points and 413-8 yards per game on the year. Their offense is averaging 410.8 yards per game, but posting only 21.3 points per contest. Freshman Adrian Martinez has thrown for 532 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions while also rushing for 196 yards and two scores. Devine Ozigbo is the leading rusher with 260 yards and three touchdowns on 46 carries.
Wisconsin coming off a bye
Wisconsin had a chance to recover after a pair of physical games with BYU and Iowa. The Badgers are coming into this weekend’s game with a 3-1 record overall and a 1-0 mark in the Big Ten. They are 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.
The Badgers have continued to be strong on defense this season, allowing just 14.5 points and 307.8 yards per game. Their pass defense is allowing only 172.8 yards per game. On offense, Wisconsin is putting up 32.0 points and 467.0 yards per game thanks to a strong rushing attack. The Badgers put up 266.3 yards per game on the ground. Jonathan Taylor has run for 628 yards and five touchdowns to lead the unit while Alex Hornibrook has 800 passing yards with six touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Nebraska is 1-5 against the spread in its last six Big Ten games and 1-6 ATS in its last seven games against a team with a winning record.
The Badgers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games following a bye week and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in October.
Nebraska hasn’t been able to cover any spread yet and it doesn’t appear that the Cornhuskers are improving week-to-week. It’s going to be awfully difficult to take a step forward when it goes to Wisconsin for a night game. The Badgers have had a week off and are coming off two really physical games, so they should be eager to run over an opponents like Nebraska.
College Football Prediction: Wisconsin -18.5