Wisconsin vs. LSU NCAA Betting Preview
The Wisconsin Badgers and the LSU Tigers turned in very different ATS results for their supporters on the college football betting lines last season as they meet on Saturday night at NRG Stadium in a battle of ranked teams.
LSU, at No. 13 in the preseason AP Top 25, had just five ATS victories in their 13 games last season despite their solid 10-3 SU mark on the year. Wisconsin, on the other hand, managed to go 9-4 both SU and ATS last season; they enter the campaign at No. 14 in the AP Top 25.
The Badgers are just 2-12 SU as road dogs since 2005, while LSU has played OVER in eight of past nine openers.
Wisconsin Badgers vs LSU Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line
Computer Prediction: Wisconsin Badgers vs LSU Tigers Pick
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 42-38 result in favor of the Badgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Wisconsin Badgers have seen them go 9-4 and 9-4 ATS so far this season, while the LSU Tigers are at 10-3 and 5-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 8-4-1, while the Badgers are 5-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and LSU vs Wisconsin injuries news.
The LSU Tigers sit at No. 20 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Wisconsin Badgers are at No. 9 on that chart.
How Wisconsin Badgers vs LSU Tigers Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the LSU Tigers No. 23-ranked offense (35.77 PPG) against a Wisconsin Badgers defense that ranks No. 6 at 16.31 PPG. The LSU Tigers passing attack has averaged 251 yards per game, more than the Wisconsin Badgers give up through the air (202.54 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Wisconsin Badgers feature the league's No. 41-rated road run defense, allowing 146 yards per game. LSU, meanwhile, ranks No. 43 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Wisconsin was a 34-24 loser in its last match on the road against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 58 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Melvin Gordon went over the 100-yard mark (143) in his team's latest effort, but South Carolina still defeated Wisconsin by a score of 34-24.
Last time out for LSU, they were a 21-14 winner as they battled Iowa at home. LSU failed to cover in the match as a 8-point favorite, while 35 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jeremy Hill ran through the Iowa defense for 216 yards in LSU's last game, handing the Hawkeyes a 21-14 setback on Wednesday at Raymond James Stadium.
Next Betting Matchups
Wisconsin home to Western Illinois, Saturday, September 6th
LSU home to Sam Houston State, Saturday, September 6th