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Fighting Illini battle Badgers in Week 12 odds

Wisconsin BadgersIllinois Fighting Illini
Nov 19, 12:00 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

8-2TEAM RECORD6-4

The Fighting Illini will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Badgers at Memorial Stadium in Week 12 action.

They bring a 6-4 record (4-6 ATS) to the Week 12 battle against the 8-2 Badgers, who are 6-4 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Illinois go 3-7 so far and the Badgers go 7-3.

View Wisconsin vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Badgers were listed as 13-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 14 (Fighting Illini) and the No. 3 (Badgers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 57-33 result in favor of the Badgers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Illinois's No. 78-ranked offense, averaging 25 PPG, against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 15.8 PPG. The Fighting Illini aerial game is averaging 201.4 yards per game, more than the Badgers secondary allows through the air, 146.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Badgers feature the league's No. 35-rated road run defense, allowing 136.5 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 55 in rushing offense at home.

Wisconsin won its last outing, a 42-13 result against Minnesota on November 12. Wisconsin failed to cover in that game as a 30-point favorite, while the 55 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Illinois was a 31-14 loser at home against Michigan. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Badgers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 7 games
Wisconsin is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
Wisconsin is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 8 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois's last 8 games when playing Wisconsin
Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Wisconsin home to Penn State, Saturday, November 26
Illinois at Minnesota, Saturday, November 26

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