Iowa vs. Wisconsin Prediction
Will No. 18 Iowa be able to go on the road and be competitive with No. 13 Wisconsin when the two meet in a key Big Ten game today at 4PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
193 Iowa vs. 194 Wisconsin
Saturday, November 9, 2019
4PM ET – Camp Randall Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Wisconsin is the favorite in this game, as the Badgers are getting odds of -8 points against Iowa. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 37.5 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Iowa as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Badgers coming off a bye
Wisconsin was beaten down by Ohio State two weeks ago on the road, 38-7. The Badgers have lost two straight, including a 24-23 loss at Illinois on Oct. 19. Wisconsin is 6-2 on the season, 3-2 in the Big Ten, 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 with the under.
Like Iowa, Wisconsin has one of the top defenses in the nation. The Badgers are giving up just 11.4 points and 225.6 yards per game this year. Chris Orr and Zack Baun are leading the defense by combining for 84 tackles and 16.5 sacks. Offensively, Wisconsin is putting up 35.6 points and 412.5 yards per game. Jonathan Taylor is leading the offense with 1,009 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. Jack Coan has thrown for 1,491 yards and 10 touchdowns while Quintez Cephus is the leading receiver with 27 catches for 410 yards and three scores.
Iowa back on track
Since suffering back-to-back losses to Michigan and Penn State, Iowa has picked up wins over Purdue and Northwestern. The Hawkeyes are coming off a 20-0 win at Northwestern two weeks ago to move to 6-2 on the season. Iowa is 3-2 in the Big Ten, 3-5 against the spread and 6-1-1 with the under.
Iowa has one of the nation’s top defensive units this year. The Hawkeyes are allowing just 10.1 points and 266.4 yards per game. Offensively, Iowa is putting up 24.4 points and 392.6 yards per contest. Nate Stanley has thrown for 1,950 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the Iowa offense while Mekhi Sargent is the leading rusher with 443 yards and four touchdowns. Ihmir Smith-Marsette is the leading receiver with 30 catches for 463 yards and three scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Badgers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games in November.
The Hawkeyes are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven against a winning team.
Wisconsin has won and covered the spread in three straight meetings with Iowa. This game isn’t probably going to be an impressive display of offense. Iowa has won lately, but that’s because of its strong defense. The Hawkeyes have struggled with good defensive teams, putting up just three at Michigan and 12 against Penn State. Wisconsin hasn’t won in a month and the Badgers were humbled two weeks ago by giving up 38 points. I think they will be ready to shut down this bad Iowa offense. I don’t expect Wisconsin to put up a huge number itself, but it may only need about 14 points to cover this spread.
College Football Week 11 Prediction: Wisconsin -8