A Big Ten battle is on tap between the Northwestern Wildcats and the No. 21 Wisconsin Badgers at noon ET on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin is 6-3 overall and 3-2 at home, while Northwestern is 3-6 overall and 0-3 on the road. Northwestern prevailed by 10 points when these teams last played in 2020.
The Badgers are favored by 24 points in the latest Wisconsin vs. Northwestern odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 41. Before entering any Northwestern vs. Wisconsin picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Wisconsin vs. Northwestern and just locked in its picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college football odds for Northwestern vs. Wisconsin:
- Wisconsin vs. Northwestern spread: Wisconsin -24
- Wisconsin vs. Northwestern over-under: 41 points
- Wisconsin vs. Northwestern moneyline: Wisconsin -2800, Northwestern +1200
What you need to know about Wisconsin
When you finish with 374 more yards than your opponent like the Badgers did on Saturday, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They put a hurting on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on the road to the tune of 52-3. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 31-3. It was another big night for Wisconsin's RB Braelon Allen, who rushed for one TD and 129 yards on 15 carries.
It marked the fifth straight game that Wisconsin has held its opponent under 15 points as the Badgers rank fourth in the nation with 15.4 points allowed per game. Leading the defensive effort is sophomore LB Nick Herbig who ranks second in the Big Ten with seven sacks. Junior LB Leo Chenal leads the team with 67 total tackles and ranks fourth in the conference with 12 tackles for loss.
What you need to know about Northwestern
Meanwhile, Northwestern was within a late touchdown of stealing the win, but it took the "L" against the Iowa Hawkeyes 17-12. QB Andrew Marty had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw three interceptions. Those turnovers proved to be the differences in the game as Northwestern lost despite gaining more yards, having more first downs and having a better third-down conversion percentage than the Hawkeyes.
The Wildcats' offense is the biggest reason the team is just 3-6 as Northwestern ranks 120th (out of 130 teams) in scoring. While it averages 27.3 points in non-conference games, the Wildcats only post half of that in the Big Ten with just 13.7 points per game. A lone bright spot on that side of the ball has been RB Evan Hull who is one of three players in the Big Ten with at least 700 rushing yards and 200 receiving yards.
How to make Northwestern vs. Wisconsin picks
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