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Wisconsin Historically Safe Bet Against Michigan

Though Wisconsin and Michigan have not met in nearly six years, it has been the Badgers who have been the best bet historically. Wisconsin is 7-1-1 ATS in the past nine games against Michigan – while winning the last two straight up as well. Wisconsin and Michigan renew an old rivalry when they clash Saturday.

  • The OVER is 4-0 in Michigan’s 4 games this season.
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the past 4 meetings between Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • Michigan is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games against teams with winning records.

Though Wisconsin is a run-first offense, the team may have found its starting quarterback of the future in Alex Hornibrook. The freshman had seen snaps in the previous two games, but showed poise in his first game as starter against Michigan State last week.

Michigan has looked dominant so far this season – aside from one bad half against Colorado – but has still yet to face spectacular competition. The Wolverines have one of the best scoring differentials in the country, as they are outscoring opponents by 38.2 points per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Michigan Wolverines as -10-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 26-15 victory for the Wolverines. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan Wolverines Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan Wolverines sit at 4-0 (3-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Wisconsin Badgers are currently 4-0 (3-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Michigan is 4-0 OU, and Wisconsin is 1-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan vs Wisconsin injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 7-rated Michigan Wolverines and the No. 17-rated Wisconsin Badgers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Michigan's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 52 PPG, against a Wisconsin defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 11.75 PPG. The Michigan aerial game is averaging 238 yards per game, more than the Wisconsin Badgers secondary allows through the air, 196.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Wisconsin Badgers own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 75 yards per game when on the road. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 40 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wisconsin cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 30-6 score against Michigan State at Spartan Stadium.

Last time we saw the Nittany Lions, they had no answer for De'Veon Smith as the Wolverines rolled to a 49-10 victory at Michigan Stadium.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin home to Ohio State, Saturday, October 15th
Michigan at Rutgers, Saturday, October 8th