Big Ten foes will clash when the Wisconsin Badgers (2-3) face the Northwestern Wildcats (1-4).
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with bookmakers listing Wisconsin as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Wisconsin has -397 odds to pick up the win, while Northwestern is listed at +297 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 44 points.
How to Watch Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BTN
- Location: Evanston, Illinois
- Stadium: Ryan Field
Wisconsin ranks 81st in total offense (388.0 yards per game) and 28th in total defense (316.2 yards allowed per game) this season. Wisconsin is putting up 29.8 points per game on offense (72nd in the FBS), and ranks 46th on the other side of the ball with 22.0 points allowed per game. On offense, Wisconsin ranks 88th in the FBS with 218.2 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 32nd in passing yards allowed per contest (191.6). Wisconsin is averaging 169.8 rushing yards per game on offense this year (57th in the FBS), and is surrendering 124.6 rushing yards per game (49th) on the defensive side of the ball. Wisconsin is averaging a 42.1% third-down conversion rate on offense (54th in the FBS), and ranks 33rd on the other side of the ball with a 31.1% third-down percentage allowed. Wisconsin ranks 51st in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 9 turnovers (28th in the FBS) and committing eight (77th in the FBS).
Northwestern is compiling 404.8 total yards per contest on offense this season (70th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 384.2 total yards per contest (79th-ranked). Northwestern has not been getting things done on offense, ranking 18th-worst in the FBS with 19.8 points per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, giving up 24.8 points per contest (65th-ranked). With 285.8 passing yards per game on offense, Northwestern ranks 29th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 52nd, allowing 211.6 passing yards per game. Northwestern is generating 119.0 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (106th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 172.6 rushing yards per contest (99th-ranked) on defense. In terms of third-down efficiency, Northwestern ranks 99th in the FBS (34.9% third-down conversion percentage) and 68th on the other side of the ball (37.5% third-down rate allowed). Northwestern has compiled 10 forced turnovers (20th in the FBS) and committed 13 turnovers (127th in the FBS) this season for a -3 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Betting Analysis
Wisconsin Betting Insights
Wisconsin is 2-3-0 against the spread this season. Wisconsin has an ATS record of 2-1 when playing as at least 10.5-point favorites. This season, Wisconsin games have hit the over three times. The Badgers have been the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they lost both of the games. The Badgers have played as a moneyline favorite of -397 or shorter in just one game this season, which they lost.
Wildcats Betting Insights
Northwestern is 1-3-0 against the spread this season. Northwestern has a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 10.5-point underdogs. Northwestern games have yet to go over the total once this season. The Wildcats lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Wildcats have played as an underdog of +297 or more once this season and lost that game.
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||47.3||45.0||56.5|
|Implied Total AVG||35.6||35.0||38.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||0-2||0-2||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
|Point Total AVG||53.8||55.0||50.0|
|Implied Total AVG||34.3||33.0||38.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||0-3||0-3||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
Players to Watch
- Nick Herbig has played five games, collecting 4.0 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 17 tackles for the Badgers.
- Maema Njongmeta has helped carry the Badgers’ defense with 2.0 TFL, 34 tackles, and one interception in five games.
- With 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions in five games, John Torchio has been a big piece of the Badgers’ defensive unit in 2022.
- Keeanu Benton, as part of the Badgers’ defensive unit, has posted 2.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 13 tackles in five games.
- As a tone-setter on defense, the Wildcats’ Bryce Gallagher has recorded 46 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception in five games.
- Xander Mueller has totaled 30 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions in five games for the Wildcats.
- Cameron Mitchell has been causing chaos on defense, amassing 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 19 tackles, and one interception for the Wildcats.
- Jeremiah Lewis has amassed 24 tackles in five games for the Wildcats.
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Predictions and Pick
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Our pick to win this contest is Northwestern, and we predict that Northwestern will cover the spread (Wisconsin -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 44 points.