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Illinois Fighting Illini Host the Wisconsin Badgers in Week 8 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Wisconsin travels to Illinois on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-2 mark in Week 8 action with a victory over the Fighting Illini.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Illinois Fighting Illini were 7-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

A 30-24 result in favor of the Badgers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini sport a record of 4-2 and 4-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Wisconsin Badgers sit at 5-2 and 2-5 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-4 for the Fighting Illini and 2-5 for the Badgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Wisconsin injuries news.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Illinois Fighting Illini No. 74-ranked offense (28.5 PPG) against a Wisconsin Badgers defense that ranks No. 3 at 10.86 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini passing attack has averaged 256.5 yards per game, more than the Wisconsin Badgers give up through the air (168.57 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Wisconsin Badgers feature the league's No. 96-rated road run defense, allowing 217 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 105 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Badgers were Week 7 winners, coming out on top of the Boilermakers by a score of 24-7.

In their last game, Illinois got a 256-yard performance from Jordan Canzeri, but Iowa prevailed 29-20.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin home to Rutgers, Saturday, October 31st
Illinois at Penn State, Saturday, October 31st