College football betting line action on University of Wisconsin has the Badgers as one of the contenders in the Big 10 this season.
The team does have some issues though on both sides of the ball that could impact college football betting odds. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema has indefinitely suspended safeties Aubrey Pleasant and Shane Carter and that doesn’t help the Badgers in college football betting odds.
College football betting line has Wisconsin as a 16.5 point favorite at home in their opener against Northern Illinois on September 5th. Losing two players definitely doesn’t help the Badgers on the college football betting line. Now it will be junior Jay Valai as the starter at strong safety and senior Chris Maragos as the starter at free safety as the college football betting line tells us. Online betting tells us that the Badgers have some questions on defense as college football betting line info has it, since they lost some players from last year and that defense wasn’t that great, giving up 329.1 yards per game.
The Badgers have another issue heading into the college football betting line season and that is who will be the starting quarterback. "We have four quarterbacks," Bielema said, "and we’re excited about all of them. Like I said going back to last spring, we’d probably name someone 10 days out (from the first game). Hopefully that might be more accelerated." Fifth year senior Dustin Sherer played in 11 games last year including seven starts and could be the favorite to win the job as college football betting line info indicates. He completed 104-of-191 passes for 1,389 yards and six TDs with five interceptions a year ago as college football betting line numbers had it.
The other college football odds contenders are redshirt freshman Curt Phillips, junior Scott Tolzien and freshman Jon Budmayr. "Having seven games under your belt and being around here for four years, there is a different accountability," Sherer said. "I need to bring more to the table experience-wise and that’s what I’m trying to do."
The Badgers are 65-1 longshots on the college football betting line to win the national title in 2009. Wisconsin is considered somewhat of a college football betting line longshot in college football odds to win the Big 10 this season as they are listed at 8.5 to 1 on the college football betting line at the online sportsbook.