College Football Weekend Betting

Last week, the Wisconsin Badgers played the role of giant killer, knocking off then-national No. 1 Ohio State as 4.5-point underdogs.

Can lightning strike twice this week for college football bettors? Wisconsin is a 5.5-point underdog at Iowa according to most sportsbooks for Saturday’s matchup.

Is the common total for this game of 48 points a bit too high? This looks like it could be a smashmouth affair, with John Clay and Wisconsin’s great offensive line battling Iowa’s defensive line, which could be the country’s best. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see this game fall UNDER the betting total.

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In the end, quarterbacking may be the difference-maker. Iowa’s Ricky Stanzi has really improved his efficiency, completing 68.3 per cent of his passes. He should help the Hawkeyes cover at home. Wisconsin is just 1-7 against the spread in its last eight tries against Iowa. <strong>See Iowa vs Wisconsin odds </strong>at Sportsbook.

Nebraska’s perfect season ended last week against Texas, but the Cornhuskers have a chance to pay it forward when they visit undefeated Oklahoma State this weekend. Oddsmakers have faith in Nebraska on the road, favoring them by six points over the hosting Cowboys.

The Cornhuskers may be the right bet, as OSU hasn’t faced a true test yet this season. Be sure to bet OVER the posted total of 60, as both of these teams can put plenty of points on the board. Nebraska’s top-ranked pass defense faces a big test against Brandon Weeden and his favorite target, Justin Blackmon.

Heisman Trophy frontrunner Cameron Newton and the 7-0 Auburn Tigers host 7-0 LSU. Auburn is battle ready after winning a wild shootout 65-43 over Arkansas last week. Auburn’s offense should propel it to a home victory. LSU’s defense is outstanding but its offense may not keep pace with Jordan Jefferson struggling.

Les Miles may have to hand the job to Jarrett Lee full-time unless Jefferson shows something soon. Bettors should also consider picking the UNDER on the posted total of 51.5 points. Eight of the last 10 meetings between these two teams have fallen under the total.

In yet another battle of undefeated squads, Oklahoma visits Missouri. Oddsmakers give the edge to the visiting Sooners, favoring them by three points at most books, and the betting numbers suggest that they’re justified in that decision. Missouri is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 home games and has lost seven straight to Oklahoma.


While the Tigers have an exciting offense led by quarterback Blaine Gabbert, they’ll have their hands full against Oklahoma’s attack. Sooners quarterback Landry Jones is fresh off a 334-yard, three-touchdown performance against Iowa State.

Even though the betting trends point toward the UNDER for both teams – the under is 5-1 in Mississippi’s last six road games and 5-0 in Missouri’s last five games as an underdog – this game could soar over the posted total of 52 points. Both teams will likely air it out.