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Game Preview - Hawkeyes underdogs vs Badgers at Iowa

Wisconsin BadgersIowa Hawkeyes
5-2November 02, 2013, 12:00 | Kinnick Stadium5-3

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Hawkeyes host the Badgers at Kinnick Stadium in Week 10 action.

Backers of the Hawkeyes have seen them go 5-3 and 5-3 ATS so far this season, while the Badgers are at 5-2 and 6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Badgers are 3-4, while the Hawkeyes are 5-2-1.

View Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Hawkeyes pegged as 7-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 8-rated Badgers taking on the No. 60-rated Hawkeyes in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 46-32 win for the Badgers on Saturday.

Wisconsin was a 56-32 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (88) made winners of OVER bettors. Melvin Gordon tore up the turf for 142 rushing yards in the latest Badgers game, a 56-32 win over the Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium. In their last game, the Hawkeyes were Week 9 winners, coming out on top of the Wildcats by a score of 17-10.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iowa's No. 79-ranked offense, averaging 27.38 PPG, against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 15.86 PPG. The Hawkeyes aerial game is averaging 208.75 yards per game, more than the Badgers secondary allows through the air, 197.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Badgers feature the league's No. 26-rated road run defense, allowing 126.67 yards per game. Iowa, meanwhile, ranks No. 68 in rushing offense at home.

A few Badgers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Wisconsin is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Wisconsin is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 8 games on the road
Iowa is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
Iowa is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Wisconsin at BYU, Saturday, November 9th
Iowa at Purdue, Saturday, November 9th