Wisconsin vs Northwestern NCAA Football Week 9 Lines & Pick

Wisconsin vs Northwestern NCAA Football Week 9 Lines & Pick

Written by on October 25, 2018

Michigan dashed #19 Wisconsin’s College Football Playoff dreams, but that doesn’t mean the Badgers can’t secure a New Year’s Day Bowl bid. They can also still win the Big Ten West. To do so, Wisconsin must beat rival Northwestern, the West Divisions leading team. Can Badgers not only beat the Wildcats, but also cover the -7 college football odds spread?

Wisconsin at Northwestern 2018 NCAA Football Week 9 Odds

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 11°C/51°F
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Precipitation: 7%
  • Wind: 8 mph NE
  • Cloud Cover: 58%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why #19 Wisconsin is a good bet at -7?

2-5 against the spread Wisconsin might have finally put it all together in College Football Week 8. The Badgers beat Illinois 49-20 as a -24 home favorite. Wisconsin dominated the Illini only a week after losing 13-38 to Michigan.

If Badgers can use the momentum they gained in the Illinois win versus Northwestern on Saturday, they should have no trouble not only winning, but also covering the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 33
  • Total Yards: 461.3
  • Pass Yards: 179.1
  • Rush Yards: 282.1
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 20
  • Total Yards: 356.1
  • Pass Yards: 187.4
  • Rush Yards: 168.7

Why Northwestern is a good bet at +7?

Is Northwestern a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 9?

Northwestern’s 4-3 overall, but they lead the Big West Division with a 4-1 record. The Wildcats are in a great position to stop Wisconsin from winning the division again after beating Michigan State 29-19, Nebraska 34-31, and Rutgers 18-15.

Wildcats’ have begun to keep teams from doing anything positive on offense. They held Rutgers to 2-of-14 on 3rd downs while keeping the Scarlet Knights from more than 188 total yards. Northwestern’s defense should frustrate Wisconsin’s offense.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 24.3
  • Total Yards: 374.4
  • Pass Yards: 296.3
  • Rush Yards: 78.1
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 24.6
  • Total Yards: 373
  • Pass Yards: 229.7
  • Rush Yards: 143.3

Wisconsin vs Northwestern NCAA Football Week 9 Betting Trends

  • Wisconsin is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Wisconsin is 19-3 SU in the last 22 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Wisconsin’s last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 12-3 SU in the last 15 games
  • The total went UNDER in 15 of Northwestern’s last 21 games at home

Wisconsin vs Northwestern Final Analysis

The most telling trends in this battle are that Wisconsin is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games while Northwestern is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings at Northwestern.

Wildcats will use their defense to frustrate Badgers while hoping that they can score enough points on their end. Northwestern’s ability to stop Wisconsin on 3rd downs could be the telling factor.

For Northwestern, it’s all systems go. Wildcats could spring the moneyline upset.

NCAA Football Week 9 Pick: Northwestern moneyline
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