Wisconsin Host Maryland as Clear Favorite at the NCAAF Odds for Week 8.

Wisconsin Host Maryland as Clear Favorite at the NCAAF Odds for Week 8

Written by on October 18, 2017

We are at the stage of the college football season where the pressure really starts to grow for the teams who are in the playoff hunt. They are all aware that a single loss could mean the end of their season in terms of landing in the final four, and that often means that the NCAAF odds for the top-ranked teams get a little tighter as the season progresses.The Wisconsin Badgers are a perfect 6-0, and while they have never lost to the Maryland Terrapins, you can be sure that this is not a game they will be looking beyond. Wisconsin is a 24-point favorite for their game against Maryland, with the point total set at 50 ½.You need only look at the events of Week 7 to see how quickly the wheels can come off, with Clemson, Washington, Auburn, and Washington State all falling to losses that no-one saw coming. Those losses were good news for the teams at the top, but they all also became aware that they cannot take anyone for granted.

Maryland at Wisconsin NCAAF Odds & Betting PIck for Week 8

  • When: Saturday, September 30 at 12 PM EST
  • Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: 980 AM (Maryland) / 99.7 FM (Wisconsin)
  • Live Stream: BTN
  • NCAAF Odds: Wisconsin -24 (Over/Under set at 50.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 19°C/67°F
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Cloud Cover: 64%
  • Wind: 16 mph S
  • Stadium Type: Open

College Football Odds & Preview for Alabama vs. Tennessee Week 8 Showdown

Recent Head to Head

  • Record: Wisconsin won last two games
  • Score: Maryland Terrapins 15.50 / Wisconsin Badgers 41.50
  • Rush Yards: Maryland Terrapins 79.00 / Wisconsin Badgers 214.00
  • Pass Attempts: Maryland Terrapins 31.50 / Wisconsin Badgers 23.50
  • Completion Percentage: Maryland Terrapins 41.27 / Wisconsin Badgers 63.83
  • Passing Yards: Maryland Terrapins 166.50 / Wisconsin Badgers 202.00
  • Total Yards: Maryland Terrapins 245.5 / Wisconsin Badgers 416
  • Turnovers: Maryland Terrapins 1.50 / Wisconsin Badgers 0.50

Why bet on the Maryland Terrapins?

The 3-3 Maryland Terrapins started this season looking as though they were going to be an offensive powerhouse, racking up 114 points in their first two games. Things have not gone so well since then, though, as they have just 1 win out of their last 4 games, and they have seen their offense struggle to reach the heady heights of the opening 2 weeks. To make matters worse, the Terrapins have seen their defense start to struggle, as they have given up 99 points in their last two games.Further compounding the issue for Maryland is the fact that they are just 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road, as well as being just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 trips away from home. The OVER has been the dominant outcome for the Terrapins on the road, with 6 of their last 7 games away from home going in that direction.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 31.67
  • Total Yards: 339.17
  • Rush Yards: 178.17
  • Passing Yards: 161.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 36.50
  • Total Yards: 439
  • Rush Yards: 174.33
  • Passing Yards: 264.67

Why bet on the Wisconsin Badgers?

At 6-0, the Wisconsin Badgers are off to a great start and are sitting just out of the playoff teams with a #5 ranking. This is a hard-nosed football team that is winning games by playing a suffocating brand of defense. This does not bode well for a Maryland team that has been struggling to put points on the board over their last few games. These are two teams that rarely meet one another, and it has been Wisconsin that has won both of their previous meetings, the last of which was a 21-24 win back in 2015, which is why, once again, the NCAAF Odds are by their side.The NCAAF Odds for Week 8 indicate Wisconsin is a huge favorite.While the Badgers have been winning games and keeping opposing offenses at bay, they are not a team that very often runs up the score in a big way, and are in fact just 3-3 ATS in their 6 games this season. Again, the Badgers are unbeaten in their last 5 home games, but covering has been an issue for them, as they are just 1-3-2 in their last 6 home games.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 36.33
  • Total Yards: 466.5
  • Rush Yards: 263.83
  • Passing Yards: 202.67
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 13.33
  • Total Yards: 264.5
  • Rush Yards: 78.83
  • Passing Yards: 186.17

Latest NCAAF Betting Trends for Week 8

  • Maryland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Maryland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Maryland’s last 7 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Wisconsin’s last 11 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Badgers are not a team that covers on a consistent basis, but given the fact that Maryland is struggling to score points, Wisconsin may be finally able to get a bigger win. I like them to back their NCAAF Odds and cover here, and I also like the OVER.Score: Maryland Terrapins 14 – Wisconsin Badgers 39
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