Who's Playing

Northwestern Wildcats (home) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (away)

Current records: Northwestern 4-3-1; Wisconsin 5-2-1

What to Know

Wisconsin will square off against Northwestern at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Wisconsin don't have the home-field advantage, but they do enjoy a 3.5-point advantage in the spread.

You're bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that's exactly how it played out between Wisconsin and Illinois. Wisconsin put the hurt on Illinois with a sharp 49-20 victory. Taiwan Deal was the offensive standout of the match for Wisconsin, as he rushed for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Northwestern came out on top in a nail-biter against Rutgers, sneaking past 18-15. The overall outcome was to be expected, but Rutgers made it more of a game than the oddsmakers had predicted.

Their wins bumped Northwestern to 4-3-1 and Wisconsin to 5-2-1. Wisconsin caused 5 turnovers against Illinois, so Northwestern will need to take especially good care of the ball.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 12:00 PM ET
  • Where: Ryan Field, Illinois
  • TV: FOX
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $49.38

Prediction

The Badgers are a solid 3.5 point favorite against the Wildcats.

This season, Northwestern are 3-4-0 against the spread. As for Wisconsin, they are 2-5-0 against the spread

Bettors have moved against the Badgers slightly, as the game opened with the Badgers as a 6 point favorite.

Series History

Wisconsin have won 2 out of their last 3 games against Northwestern.

  • 2017 - Wisconsin Badgers 33 vs. Northwestern Wildcats 24
  • 2016 - Northwestern Wildcats 7 vs. Wisconsin Badgers 21
  • 2015 - Wisconsin Badgers 7 vs. Northwestern Wildcats 13

Weather

The current forecast: overcast, with a temperature of 52 degrees.