Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Odds
Wisconsin is 3-1 on the season and playing in its Big Ten opener while Northwestern is 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten. The Badgers are 0-1 on the road and 1-3 against the spread while Northwestern is 1-2 at home and 1-3 against the spread. The home team has won seven straight in this series.
Trends show that the home team is 10-1 against the spread in the last 11 games in this series and Wisconsin is 0-6 ATS in its last 6 trips to Northwestern. These two have hit the over in 4 of their last 5 meetings as well.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is favored on the road, as the Badgers are getting odds of -7.5 points against Northwestern. The over/under total has been set at 48.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Wisconsin favored by 10 points. The spread was never higher than that, slowly falling down to 7.5 points. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 48.5 points.
Wisconsin is coming off a 27-10 win over South Florida last week. The Badgers have gotten their run game going once again, averaging 343.3 yards per game on the ground, which has led to 39 points per game. Defensively, Wisconsin is holding opponents to just 14.5 points per game. Melvin Gordon has rushed for 612 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the offense while Tanner McEvoy has thrown for 605 yards and five touchdowns while also rushing for 276 yards and two scores.
Northwestern is coming off a 29-6 win at Penn State last week in its Big Ten opener. The Wildcats are now averaging 23 points per game while allowing just 16.8 points per contest. Quarterback Trevor Siemian has thrown for 872 yards and two touchdowns to lead the offense while Justin Jackson has rushed for 234 yards and two scores.
In terms of Injuries, Northwestern running back Solomon Vault (undisclosed) and cornerback Matthew Harris (neck) are both questionable for the game. Wisconsin offensive lineman Walker Williams (foot) and fullback Derek Straus (shoulder) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Wisconsin, as the Badgers are getting 72% of the wagers with odds of -7.5 points at Northwestern on Saturday.