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Wisconsin vs Arizona State betting pick

The talented Sun Devils opened as 3.5-point favorites and quickly were bet up to minus-5.5.

Arizona State is expected to be a contender in the Pac-12 and looked strong in a 55-0 rout of Sacramento State.

The Sun Devils returned 15 starters from last year’s bowl team, including quarterback Taylor Kelly.

Arizona State has covered the spread in six of its last eight home games.

Wisconsin is off to an extremely impressive 2-0 start, albeit against questionable competition, under first-year coach Gary Andersen.

The Badgers posted consecutive shutouts of Tennessee Tech and UMass. Wisconsin had three running backs rush for more than 100 yards in both of the first two games.

The Badgers have lost three consecutive games straight-up and against the spread against teams from the Pac-12.

View Wisconsin vs Arizona State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Badgers were listed as 5.5-point underdogs on the NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. The total was 52 at Bovada midweek.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Sun Devils, currently No. 1 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Badgers, who rate No. 2 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 30-22 victory for the Sun Devils.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona State's No. 6-ranked offense (55 PPG) against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Sun Devils passing attack has averaged 365 yards per game, more than the Badgers give up through the air (90.5 YPG on average).

Wisconsin won its last outing, a 48-0 result against Tennessee Tech on September 7. Wisconsin covered in that game as a 44.5-point favorite, while the 48 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Corey Clement went over the 100-yard mark (149) in his team's latest effort as Wisconsin defeated Tennessee Tech by a score of 48-0 on Saturday.

Arizona State was a 55-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sacramento State. They covered the 38-point spread as favorites, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. In Arizona State's last outing, Taylor Kelly threw for 300 yards to lead the Sun Devils over Sacramento State 55-0 at Sun Devil Stadium.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few Badgers at Sun Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games on the road
Wisconsin is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games
Wisconsin is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Arizona State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona State's last 7 games

Next up:
Wisconsin home to Purdue, Saturday, September 21
Arizona State at Stanford, Saturday, September 21