BYU at Wisconsin College Football Week 3 Lines & Prediction.

BYU at Wisconsin College Football Week 3 Lines

Written by on September 13, 2018

There are very few sports where losing one or two games per season can be constituted as a disappointing year, yet that is exactly what it can be in college football. The margin for error in this sport is ridiculously small, as that one loss may come at a time where the end result is that you get nothing out of what was previously a great season. That was very much the case for the Wisconsin Badgers last year, as they went unbeaten all the way to the Big Ten Conference Championship Game, which they ultimately lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes. All the hard work from the previous weeks immediately went out the window, as the loss meant that the playoffs were suddenly not possible for the Badgers. It’s back to square one this year for Wisconsin and they are back to winning again. They will look to make it 3 in a row on Saturday when they host the BYU Cougars in Week 3 of the college football season. The Badgers are in as a 22.5-point favorite, with the point total set at 45 ½.

BYU at Wisconsin College Football Week 3 Lines & Prediction

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 3:30 PM EST
  • Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison
  • TV: ABC
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Streaming Option: ABC Go
  • College Football Week 3 Lines: Wisconsin -22.5 (Total 46.5)

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Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 27°C/81°F
  • Humidity: 54%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Cloud Cover: 40%
  • Wind: 5 mph SE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the BYU Cougars?

The Cougars come into Week 3 of the season with a 1-1 record, but how they got to that point was a little odd. They started the season as an 11-point underdog against Arizona but went on to win 28-23 in a bit of an upset. While you would think that the win would have propelled them to bigger and better things, they then followed that up by losing 21-18 to Cal as a 2-point favorite. This makes it tough to know what to expect from this team, although they have been a better bet on the road than at home. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, but just 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. They do tend to keep things on the lower scoring side of things when playing on the road, with 9 of their last 12 games away from home going UNDER the point total.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 23.00
  • Total Yards: 339.50
  • Rush Yards: 137.00
  • Passing Yards: 202.50
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 22.00
  • Total Yards: 262.00
  • Rush Yards: 156.50
  • Passing Yards: 205.50

Why bet on the Wisconsin Badgers?

While the Wisconsin Badgers have made a habit of winning over the past couple of seasons, they are not a team that routinely blows out the opposition. The Badgers come at you with a tight defensive unit and don’t often need a lot of offense to get the job done. BYU at Wisconsin should be an easy victory for the Cougars. For example, Wisconsin opened both of their games this season as a 30+ point favorite in both, and while they came away with a pair of wins, they failed to cover in either of those games. The same rules apply to this team when playing at home, as they have now won 13 of their last 14 games in Madison, but are just 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games at home field.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 39.50
  • Total Yards: 529.50
  • Rush Yards: 325.50
  • Passing Yards: 204.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 8.50
  • Total Yards: 258.00
  • Rush Yards: 100.50
  • Passing Yards: 157.50

Latest BYU at Wisconsin College Football Week 3 Betting Trends

  • Brigham Young is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Brigham Young is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Brigham Young’s last 23 games
  • Wisconsin is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Wisconsin is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin’s last 6 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

This one may come back to haunt me, but I think this is the week where the Badgers final break out and cover the spread. I also think we might see this game creep just OVER the point total. Score: BYU Cougars 13 – Wisconsin Badgers 38
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