Wisconsin favored by 13.5 against Utah State on Saturday
Utah State Aggies vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds
A key Week 3 battle has the visiting Aggies travelling to Wisconsin on Saturday to face the Badgers.
The Badgers are 1-1 so far on the season, and 0-2 ATS vs. the number. The Aggies, meanwhile, are 2-0 and 2-0 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Wisconsin go 0-1 and the Aggies go 0-1 on the totals.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Badgers here saw them open as 13.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Badgers and the No. 29-ranked Aggies, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 38-20 result in favor of the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wisconsin's No. 105-ranked offense, averaging 16.5 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 11.5 PPG. The Badgers aerial game is averaging 195.5 yards per game, more than the Aggies secondary allows through the air, 191 YPG per game.
Utah State was a 27-20 winner in its last match at home against Utah. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 47 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Aggies grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Utes in their last game, winning 27-20 at Romney Stadium.
Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 10-7 loser as they battled Oregon State on the road. Wisconsin failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 17 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Badgers suffered a Week 2 loss against Oregon State in their last game, falling 10-7 at Reser Stadium.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Aggies at Badgers trends to consider:
Utah State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Utah State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Utah State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wisconsin is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
Wisconsin is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Utah State at Colorado State, Saturday, September 22
Wisconsin home to Texas El Paso, Saturday, September 22