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Wisconsin Badgers Host the Iowa Hawkeyes in Week 5 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Iowa visits Wisconsin on Saturday, hoping to send the Badgers to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Camp Randall Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -8 for the Wisconsin Badgers, but that's been bet down to -7 as of Thursday afternoon. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 26-20 result in favor of the Badgers. 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

Supporters of the Iowa Hawkeyes have seen them go 4-0 and 3-1 ATS so far this season, while the Wisconsin Badgers are at 2-1 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Badgers are 2-1, while the Hawkeyes are 2-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wisconsin vs Iowa injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Wisconsin Badgers at No. 21 and the Iowa Hawkeyes at No. 29 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Wisconsin's No. 59-ranked offense, averaging 32.75 PPG, against a Iowa defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 17.75 PPG. The Wisconsin aerial game is averaging 219.75 yards per game, more than the Iowa Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 210.75 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Iowa Hawkeyes own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 63 yards per game when on the road. Wisconsin, on the other hand, rates No. 33 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

North Texas didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Hawkeyes as Iowa blasted them 62-16 in Week 4 action.


Wisconsin won its last game, 28-0 over Hawaii on Saturday, behind a 134-yard receiving performance from Quinton Pedroza at Camp Randall Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
  • Iowa is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Iowa is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • Wisconsin is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Illinois, Saturday, October 10th
Wisconsin at Nebraska, Saturday, October 10th