Wisconsin vs. Michigan Total Prediction

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan Wolverines, 10/11/18 Predictions & Preview

Will No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 12 Michigan put together a smashmouth Big Ten game this Saturday at 7:30PM ET, or will it be higher scoring than some expect?

Game Snapshot & Odds

169 Wisconsin at 170 Michigan

Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:30PM ET – Michigan Stadium

TV: ABC

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Michigan is favored at home in this game, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -8.5 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 49 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 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.

Wisconsin unbeaten in Big Ten

Wisconsin has bounced back nicely from its loss to BYU weeks ago, beating Iowa and Nebraska in its last two games to move to 4-1 on the season. The Badgers are 2-0 in the Big Ten, 1-4 against the spread and 3-2 with the over.

The Badgers are led by their defense, which is holding opponents to just 16.4 points and 349.8 yards per game. On offense, Wisconsin is averaging 33.8 points and 480.2 yards per contest. Johnathan Taylor continues to be one of the leading rushers in the country with 849 yards and eight touchdowns. Alex Hornibrook has thrown for 963 yards and seven touchdowns with two interceptions.

Michigan stays undefeated

The Wolverines moved to 5-1 on the season last week with a 42-21 win over Maryland. Michigan is now 3-0 in the Big Ten, 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under total.

Michigan has been led by its defense, which is allowing just 15.8 points and 230.5 yards per game. The Wolverines have a run defense that is giving up just 96.5 yards per game. On offense, Michigan is putting up 38.2 points and 420.7 yards per game. Karan Higdon has rushed for 582 yards and five touchdowns to lead the offense. Michigan is hoping to add Chris Evans back in the backfield this week. He has missed the last few games with a leg strain and is questionable for Saturday’s contest. Shea Patterson has thrown for 1,187 yards and 10 touchdowns this year at quarterback.

College Football Betting Trends

Wisconsin

Wisconsin has hit the over in seven of its last eight games following a failed cover and in six of its last eight road games.

Michigan

Michigan has hit the over in six of its last seven home games and in seven of its last 10 conference games.

Prediction:

It’s hard to know just how this is going to go. There is potential for this to be a grind with few points, and potential for it to be an offensive explosion. These two have hit the under in their last two meetings, but I like the over this Saturday. The Wolverines have put up big numbers at home. While they haven’t faced a defense as tough as Wisconsin, the Badgers have given up a fair amount of points to lesser offenses. Wisconsin may struggle to run on the Michigan defense, but I still expect Taylor to have some big gains. Michigan hasn’t faced a team this physical at home in 2018.

College Football Prediction: Wisconsin/Michigan Over 49

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