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Wisconsin looks to extend its September winning streak to 11

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The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-0 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played in the month of September. The Badgers hope to finish up this September strongly with a home win over the Northwestern Wildcats.

SHARK BITES
  • Northwestern is 1-4 SU and ATS in its last five games on the road against Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games against its conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Northwestern’s last 16 games in September.

Somewhat overshadowed by other big teams in the Big Ten, the Badgers have quietly gone 16-3 SU and 13-4-2 ATS over their last 19 games. Over that stretch, all three of their outright losses were by only a touchdown. Wisconsin appears to have another running back star in the making in freshman Jonathan Taylor, who has rushed for 438 yards and five touchdowns on just 53 carries.

Northwestern is 8-4 SU and 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road, but that stretch includes a current run of 0-2 SU and ATS and an ugly 41-17 loss to Duke in the team’s road opener this season. The road team is 2-8 SU and ATS in the last 10 meetings between the Wildcats and the Badgers. The total has gone UNDER in each of the last four games between these two teams.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Wisconsin Badgers here saw them at Bovada as 14.5-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.)

Earlier, OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 43-23 victory for the Badgers. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather 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.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northwestern Wildcats will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-2 versus the spread this season, while the Wisconsin Badgers are 2-1 ATS. Northwestern is 1-1-1 against the OVER/UNDER total, while Wisconsin is 2-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wisconsin vs Northwestern injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wisconsin Badgers rated this week at No. 6 and the Northwestern Wildcats sitting at No. 45.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Wisconsin Badgers' No. 13-ranked offense (43.33 PPG) against a Northwestern Wildcats defense that ranks No. 52 at 22.67 PPG. The Wisconsin Badgers passing attack has averaged 235.67 yards per game, less than the Northwestern Wildcats give up through the air (253.33 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Northwestern Wildcats own the league's No. 98-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 233 yards per game when on the road. Wisconsin, on the other hand, rates No. 9 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Clayton Thorson led the way last time out for the Wildcats, connecting for 370 passing yards and a 49-7 victory over the Falcons at Ryan Field.

BYU was unable to contain Jonathan Taylor in its last action Saturday and the result was a 40-6 Week 3 loss against the Badgers.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 7 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 13-4-2 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Wisconsin is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 8 games

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Penn State, Saturday, October 7
Wisconsin at Nebraska, Saturday, October 7

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