The most competitive series in the Big 10 takes another chapter on Saturday with gamblers making a college football bet deciding between Wisconsin and Iowa.
The Badgers are coming off a huge college football betting upset last week as they beat #1 Ohio State but now they have to go to Iowa for a battle against the Hawkeyes.
Iowa -5.5, 48 at Sbg global – The Hawkeyes are favored by 5.5 points in this game and the total is listed at 48. The Badgers are ranked ahead of Iowa in the polls at #10 while Iowa is #13.
Close Series – The all-time series has Iowa ahead 42-41-4, but Iowa is 24-15-1 at home vs. the Badgers. Iowa has won six of the past eight in the series. Iowa is very tough to beat at home as they are 48-9 in their last 57 home games but gamblers making a college football bet are taking a long look at Wisconsin in this game.
Quarterback Matchup – Scott Tolzien is the starter for Wisconsin while Ricky Stanzi goes for Iowa. The Hawkeyes need Stanzi to play well if they are to win. He has thrown 13 touchdowns and only two interceptions this season. He is 23-5 as the starter in Iowa City.
Running Backs – The Badgers have John Clay while Iowa has Adam Robinson. Clay has the best numbers in the Big 10 with 796 rushing yards and 11 TDs.
Defenses – Iowa has the top ranked defense in the Big 10 as they are allowing just 13.2 points per game. They are sixth in the country in fewest points allowed per game. The Badgers are not far behind as they allow 19 points per game.
Trends – The Badgers are 5-2 in college football betting in their last 7 games as an underdog but they are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Hawkeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite. The Hawkeyes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The Over is 3-0-1 in Badgers last 4 games overall. The Over is 5-1 in the Badgers last 6 road games. The Under is 4-1-1 in the Hawkeyes last 6 home games. In this series, the Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings at Iowa.