Northwestern vs. Wisconsin Odds
No. 21 Wisconsin looks to keep some slim Big Ten title hopes alive today when the Badgers host No. 20 Northwestern at 3:30PM ET on the Big Ten Network.
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag, Wisconsin is favored at home in this game, as the Badgers are getting odds of -10 points against Northwestern. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 40 points. The home team has won eight straight in this series, covering the spread in all eight victories.
Wisconsin is 8-2 on the season, 5-1 in the Big Ten, 4-6 against the spread and 6-4 with the under. The Badgers are one game behind Iowa in the Big Ten West entering the day. Wisconsin has won five straight since a 10-6 loss to Iowa in early October. The Badgers have one of the top defenses in the nation. They rank first in scoring (12.3 ppg) and third in total defense (272 ypg) as well as fifth in rush defense (97.6 ypg). Offensively, the team is averaging 28.7 points and 398.9 yards per contest. Joel Stave has thrown for 2,162 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the offense while Dare Ogunbowale has run for 612 yards and six scores. Alex Erickson has added 63 receptions for 831 yards and three scores.
Northwestern is 8-2 on the season, 4-2 in the Big Ten, 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 with the under. The Wildcats are coming off a 21-14 win over Purdue last week for their third straight win. All three wins have been by seven points or less. The Wildcats are averaging 21.1 points and 343.2 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 17.6 points and 320.4 yards per game. The team is led by running back Justin Jackson, who has rushed for 1,033 yards and two scores. Clayton Thompson has added 1,259 passing yards and six touchdowns.