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Undefeated Badgers Return Home to Face Buckeye-Slaying Hawkeyes


The Wisconsin Badgers will be gunning for an 11th straight victory when they host the Iowa Hawkeyes in a clash of Big Ten West rivals at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Badgers are coming off a dominating 45-17 win at Indiana as 10.5-point favorites but face a Hawkeyes squad riding high after upsetting Ohio State 55-24 as massive 20.5-point home underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last five games against Wisconsin.
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of Iowa’s last four games against Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin is 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS in its last six games at home after consecutive road games.

The Badgers ride a 10-game SU win streak on home turf, including a 38-13 rout of Maryland as 23.5-point chalk three weeks ago, but have failed to post ATS wins in consecutive home contests since November 2014, going 8-10-1 ATS since. Wisconsin has played stingy defense during its home win streak, surrendering just 13.4 points per game, but has still seen the OVER go 5-3 in totals betting.

The Hawkeyes’ victory over the Buckeyes extended their home win streak to three games, but the squad has tallied just 20 total points in two straight road losses. Iowa has also scored just 11.3 ppg while going winless SU and ATS in three dates as a road underdog, but has surrendered 17 or fewer points in four of five when facing a home favorite, generating a 4-1 run for the UNDER.

Iowa posted a 10-6 win as a 5-point underdog in its last visit to Wisconsin two years ago, lifting the squad to 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in five road dates with the Badgers, but has scored just 19 total points in their past two meetings overall.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Wisconsin Badgers here saw them at Bovada as 13.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 40-20 win for the Badgers. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers sit at 9-0 (5-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Iowa Hawkeyes are currently 6-3 (5-3-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Wisconsin is 6-3 OU, and Iowa is 3-6 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wisconsin vs Iowa injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Badgers rated this week at No. 11 and the Hawkeyes sitting at No. 46.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Wisconsin Badgers' No. 24-ranked offense (36.11 PPG) against a Iowa Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 16 at 18.11 PPG. The Wisconsin passing attack has averaged 194 yards per game, less than the Hawkeyes give up through the air (221.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 118.33 yards per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Akrum Wadley went over the 100-yard mark (118) in his team's latest effort as Iowa defeated Ohio State by a score of 55-24 on Saturday.

Jonathan Taylor went over the 100-yard mark (183) in his team's latest effort as Wisconsin defeated Indiana by a score of 45-17 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games
  • Iowa is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 7 games
  • Wisconsin is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Purdue, Saturday, November 18
Wisconsin home to Michigan, Saturday, November 18