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Huskies Badgers Betting Preview for Week 3

Wisconsin BadgersNorthern Illinois Huskies
Sep 17, 3:30 PM | Grass of Soldier Field

Wisconsin Badgers vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds


The Huskies will try to win and cover the spread at Soldier Field on Saturday when they get a visit from the Badgers in Week 3 action.

The Huskies sport records of 1-1 and 1-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Badgers sit at 2-0 and 1-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 2-0 for the Huskies and 1-1 for the Badgers.

View Wisconsin vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're going with the Huskies in this one, they're listed as 16.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 999 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Huskies - Badgers odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Northern Illinois is rated No. 65 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Badgers sit at No. 74. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-43 win for the Badgers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's #17-ranked offense (45.5 PPG) against a Badgers defense that ranks #10 at 8.5 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 267.5 yards per game, more than the Badgers give up through the air (203.5 YPG on average).

Wisconsin won its last outing, a 35-0 result against Oregon State on September 10. Wisconsin covered in that game as a 20.5-point favorite, while the 35 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 45-42 loser on the road against Kansas. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (87) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on turf are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few Badgers at Huskies trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Wisconsin is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Wisconsin's last 11 games
Northern Illinois is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Northern Illinois is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Northern Illinois is 11-2-1 ATS in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 7 games

Next up:
Wisconsin home to South Dakota, Saturday, September 24
Northern Illinois home to Cal Poly, Saturday, September 24