Wisconsin Badgers NCAAF Betting Favorites vs. Michigan Wolverines
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
At the onset of the arrival of Josh Gattis as Michigan’s offensive coordinator were plenty of doubts. Gattis had never been an OC nor a play-caller before. He would be spreading out head coach Jim Harbaugh’s power-oriented attack. Of great concern to the betting on college football community was if Harbaugh would really cede control. Results have not been impressive after two games. By contrast, Wisconsin is doing what it always does. Smash and crash with a running game that Harbaugh has always longed for. Defensively the Badgers are yet to permit a single point against.
Michigan Wolverines Vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Michigan is coming off a bye week that followed a near-miss loss to Army. To show the Wolverines escaped with a 24-21 win as 21.5-point home overlays. All afternoon did Michigan look out of sync offensively. The M Men ranks a disappointing 79th in the country for total offense. Counter to the offensive problems is a solid defense that ranks 20th in the country. Michigan is 2-0 straight up but 0-2 with the odds and 1-1 on totals. More emphatically they are a team that seems to be searching for a true identity.
Players to Watch: QB Shea Patterson (410 YDS, 62.1% COMP, 7.1 AVG, 3 TD, 0 INT, 6 SACK, 138.5 AVG), RB Zach Charbonnet (41 RSH 190 YDS, 4.6 YPC, 3 TD), WR Tarik Black (7 REC, 104 YDS, 14.9 AVG, 1 TD), WR Ronnie Bell (9 REC, 99 YDS, 11.0 YPC, 0 TD), WR Nico Collins (5 REC, 81 YDS, 16.2 YPC, 1 TD), TE Sean McKeon (4 REC, 72 YDS, 18.0 AVG, 1 TD)
Namely few teams have been more impressive than Wisconsin thus far in 2019. The Badgers are 2-0 both straight up and against the spread with 1-1 on totals. Following a 61-0 home payout over Central Michigan was a Badger bye week. Running back Jonathan Taylor is a Heisman Trophy candidate. Most important of all the offensive line is rejuvenated with fresh talent. Last year was a massive letdown with sloppy play up against lofty expectations. Wisconsin has the look of a team that has its minds right again. UW boasts the nation’s top-ranked defense.
Players to Watch: QB Jack Coan (564 YDS, 76% COMP, 9.6 AVG, 5 TD, 184.5 RTG), RB Jonathan Taylor (35 RSH, 237 YDS, 6.8 AVG, 5 TD, 5 REC, 65 YDS, 13.0 YPC, 3 TD), WR Quintez Cephus (9 REC, 169 YDS, 18.8 AVG, 2 TD), WR AJ Taylor (8 REC, 87 YDS, 10.9 YPC, 0 TD), WR Kendric Pryor (6 REC, 72 YDS, 12.0 YPC, 0 TD), TE Jake Ferguson (6 REC, 71 YDS, 11.8 YPC, 0 TD)
Michigan vs. Wisconsin Betting Numbers
3-6-1 vs. the odds on the road
2-5 on the board in their last 7 home games
Michigan vs. Wisconsin Betting Picks
In this situation the sports betting matchup of the Michigan offense and Wisconsin defense is worrisome. As was previously noted UM struggles to get the money on the road and at Wisconsin.
Score Prediction: Wisconsin Badgers 27, Michigan Wolverines 17