The Wisconsin Badgers will look to extend their winning ways when they hit the road to take on a Northwestern Wildcats will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Ryan Field. Find the latest online college football odds here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Week 10 College Football Betting Odds: Wisconsin Badgers At Northwestern Wildcats
When: Saturday, November 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Ryan Field
Live Stream: ABC Live Stream
Odds: Wisconsin -7
Northwestern (4-4 SU, 5-3 ATS) put up a great effort against sixth-ranked Ohio State in Week 9, but narrowly fell to the Buckeyes 24-20 to snap their three-game losing streak, although the Wildcats easily managed to cover the spread as an insane 26-point underdog.
For the season, quarterback Clayton Thorson is completing just 57.1 percent of his passes for 1,942 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Receivers Austin Carr and Flynn Nigel have combined for 1,130 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while running back Justin Jackson has rushed for a team-high 868 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 25.1 points per game (90th) while limiting their opponents to 22.1 points per contest (31st).
Wisconsin (6-2 SU, 6-2 ATS) has won two straight and enters this contest coming off a hard-fought 23-17 win over Nebraska despite narrowly failing to cover the spread as a 9-point favorite just as I predicted a week ago.
For the season, young quarterback Alex Hornibrook is completing a modest 57.3 percent of his passes for 948 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions. Senior running back Corey Clement has rushed for a team-high 699 yards and six touchdowns while wide receiver Troy Fumagali has caught a team-high 29 passes.
The Badgers are averaging an uninspiring 24.1 points per game (95th) but have been rock-solid in limiting their opponents to just 14.6 points per contest defensively to rank a stellar third in points allowed.
Expert Prediction and Pick
I’ve been really high on Wisconsin since the preseason, but right now, I think Northwestern is the easy pick to turn this game into a dogfight that ends up closer to a field goal finish than an eight-point difference, which is what it would take for the Badgers to cover the spread as touchdown favorites.
Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games and 5-1 ATS in its last six road games, but the Badgers are just 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games against Northwestern. In addition to that, the Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last six games and a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five home dates against Wisconsin.
The Badgers are the pick to get the outright rod win, but gain, it’s going to be close against a Northwestern team that is playing its best football of the season at just the right time.