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Wisconsin has been dominant in conference play


The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-1 SU and 6-4-1 ATS in their last 11 games against Big Ten opponents. The Badgers are favored to pick up another conference win this Saturday on the road against the Illinois Fighting Illini.

  • Wisconsin is 7-0 SU in its last seven games against Illinois.
  • Illinois is 3-7 SU and 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of Wisconsin’s last 11 games after a win.

Freshman Jonathan Taylor has burst onto the scene as one of the best running backs in the nation. Taylor ranks fourth in the nation in rushing yards with 1,112, 11th in the nation in yards per carry with 7.5 and seventh in the nation in rushing touchdowns with 11. With the offense in good hands and a defense allowing only 13.3 points per game, the Badgers have earned their spot in the Top 5 with a 7-0 SU and 4-3 ATS record.

Illinois’ season got off on the right foot with back-to-back wins over Ball State and Western Kentucky, but it’s been all downhill from there. The Fighting Illini are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS over their last five games, losing by an average of 18.6 points per game over that stretch. Illinois is 0-7 SU and 1-6 ATS over its last seven games against Big Ten foes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Wisconsin Badgers opened as 23.5-point favorites in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of writing time; check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

OddsShark computer score prediction models picked a possible 47-5 win for the Badgers early in the week. 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.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-3 versus the spread this season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-5 ATS. Wisconsin is 5-2 against the OVER/UNDER total, while Illinois is 3-4 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Wisconsin injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 119 (Illinois Fighting Illini) and the No. 12 (Wisconsin Badgers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 121-ranked offense, averaging 18.57 PPG, against a Wisconsin defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 13.29 PPG. The Illinois aerial game is averaging 194.29 yards per game, more than the Wisconsin Badgers secondary allows through the air, 177.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Badgers feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 95.5 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 116 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Maryland was unable to contain Jonathan Taylor in its last action Saturday and the result was a 38-13 Week 8 loss against the Badgers.

The Fighting Illini suffered a Week 8 loss against Minnesota in their last game, falling 24-17 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 15-6-2 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Illinois is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin at Indiana, Saturday, November 4
Illinois at Purdue, Saturday, November 4