Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting College Football Odds
Posted by: Charlie Smith
This betting college football weekend, bettors can wager on one of the best matchups of the season, the Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan Wolverines pairing. Both sides are having a great season but have already hit hiccups along the way. Considering both teams are nationally ranked, will this end up being a thrilling contest? Let’s take a look at the NCAA sportsbook betting odds to get a better idea.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan Wolverines – Saturday, October 13th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Stream: ABC Sports
Betting College Football Odds:
The Badgers charge into this weekend’s action sporting a 4-1 record that ranks them as the best team in the Big Ten – West. Wisconsin lays claim to that title thanks to the 2-0 conference record they’ve posted so far this season. Surprisingly, Michigan is also undefeated in conference play this season, so there’s plenty on the line this weekend. The odds are pegging Wisconsin as the underdog this Saturday, which isn’t all that shocking. However, what is surprising is seeing how steep those Michigan odds are. After all, Wisconsin is 5-5 in their last 10 against the Wolverines and 2-1 in their last 3 meetings against Michigan. Nevertheless, Wisconsin did suffer a 24-21 loss to BYU earlier this season that has brought into question this team’s prowess. They’ll be looking to settle any doubt this weekend by pummeling Michigan on the road.
Players to Watch: Alex Hornibrook (963 passing yards, 7 TD, 2 INT), Jonathan Taylor (849 rushing yards, 8 TD, 6.7 AVG), and AJ Taylor (354 receiving yards, 3 TD, 18 REC).
The Wolverines step into this weekend’s action sporting a 5-1 record. As aforementioned, Michigan has a 3-0 undefeated record in Big Ten play this season. This ties them alongside Ohio State for the No. 1 spot in the East division. With that in mind, it’s clear Michigan needs a win this weekend in order to have a shot at making this year’s conference championship. Fortunately for Michigan, the numbers certainly favor them this weekend. Right now the Wolverines are amassing 38.2 points per game while giving up a slim 15.8. For comparison, Wisconsin scores 33.8 per game and gives up 16.4 to their opponents. This gives the home team a slight advantage over Wisconsin, but all in all it’s not that vast. One thing that is interesting is that the Badgers rack up 287 rushing yards per game. If they are able to have success on the ground this Saturday, they should be able to keep Michigan on the sideline long enough to build up a lead.
Players to Watch: Shea Patterson (1,187 passing yards, 10 TD, 3 INT), Karan Higdon (582 rushing yards, 5 TD, 5.8 AVG), and Zach Gentry (306 receiving yards, 1 TD, 20 REC).
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Predictions
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this Wisconsin Badgers vs. Michigan Wolverines matchup? All in all, this one is a bit of a tossup. The odds make it seem like Michigan is a clear cut favorite here, but the numbers predict a much tougher contest. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 37-30 Wisconsin.