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Michigan Has Been A Money Pit Vs Wisconsin

The Michigan Wolverines have had more than a few problems battling the gritty Wisconsin Badgers program over the years, which has led to blue and maize-covered boys struggling to cover. Michigan is just 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 games against Wisconsin.

Shark Bites
  • Wisconsin is 9-0 SU in its last 9 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Wisconsin’s last 11 games against the Big Ten.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan’s last 5 games against Wisconsin.

The ATS losses continued to pile up last season, as Michigan defeated Wisconsin 14-7 but failed to cover the 12-point spread. The Wolverines defense completely shut down the Badgers in that game with Wisconsin tallying just 159 yards with three turnovers.

Michigan enters this contest Saturday riding a three-game winning streak – though those three opponents are a combined 13-17 on the season. On paper, it seems that the defense has rectified itself after getting blasted by Penn State a month ago but Michigan did allow Maryland – on its third- and fourth-string quarterbacks – to outgain them offensively last week. However, a big positive has been the play of Brandon Peters, who has been a consistent, safe presence under center since being given the starting duties.

Wisconsin is finally getting the recognition it deserves after opening the season 10-0. The Badgers have the top-ranked defense in the nation while also sitting 30th in the country in offensive efficiency. Running back Jonathan Taylor continues to be a revelation, as the freshman is third in rushing yards. Now, if quarterback Alex Hornibrook would stop turning the ball over, Wisconsin could be unstoppable.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Wisconsin Badgers in this one found them as 8.5-point favorites at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was slated to open a short time later.

A 35-25 result in favor of the Badgers was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Wisconsin Badgers have seen them go 10-0 and 6-4 ATS so far this season, while the Michigan Wolverines are at 8-2 and 4-5-1 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Wolverines are 5-5, while the Badgers are 7-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wisconsin vs Michigan injuries news.

The Badgers sit at No. 8 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Wolverines are at No. 21 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Wisconsin's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 36.3 PPG, against a Michigan defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 16.4 PPG. The Wisconsin aerial game is averaging 188.1 yards per game, more than the Michigan secondary allows through the air, 144.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Wolverines feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 105 yards per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michigan cruised to victory in its last outing, running up a 35-10 score against Maryland at Maryland Stadium.

Jonathan Taylor ran through the Iowa defense for 157 yards in Wisconsin's last game, handing the Hawkeyes a 38-14 setback on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan home to Ohio State, Saturday, November 25
Wisconsin at Minnesota, Saturday, November 25