The Wisconsin Badgers laid a 28-0 smackdown on overmatched Hawaii to cash in as a 24.5-point home favorite in Week 4. Quarterback Joel Stave completed 14 of 23 passes for 164 yards with one touchdown while running back Taiwan Deal continued his fine play in place of injured starter Corey Clement by rushing for 147 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries.
The Badgers are averaging 32.8 points per game to rank 60th in scoring while limiting their opponents to just 82.8 rushing yards (11th) and a paltry 9.5 points per game defensively to rank fifth in the country in points allowed.
The Iowa Hawkeyes remained unbeaten by rolling roughshod all over North Texas in its 62-16 Week 4 win to easily cash in as a 25.5-point home favorite. Quarterback C.J. Beathard completed 18 of 21 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns while running back Jordan Canzeri rushed 22 times for 115 yards and four touchdowns.
For the season, Beathard is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 962 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. The strong-armed signal-caller has tossed at least one touchdown pass in six of his last seven games. The Hawkeyes are averaging 37.8 points per game (32nd) while limiting their opponents to just 17.8 points per contest defensively to rank 28th in the nation.
— Gameday Live (@IowaFBLive) September 28, 2015
How To Bet The Iowa Hawkeyes at Wisconsin Badgers College Football Week 5 Betting Line
What: Iowa Hawkeyes (4-0) at No 19. Wisconsin Badgers (3-1)
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Madison, WI
Stadium: Camp Randall Stadium
Weather: 60° F/ More Sun Than Clouds
Spread: Wisconsin -6.5
Moneyline: Iowa +210 vs Wisconsin -250
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Iowa vs Wisconsin
60 percent of the betting public likes Wisconsin, to win and cover the spread but I’m going with the 40 percent that likes Iowa and here’s why.
First and foremost, two of the last three meetings between these rivals has been decided by two points or less, including last year’s 26-24 road win by the Badgers.
I also think oddsmakers may be a bit off base in terms of how legitimate Iowa really is right now. While I’m not prepared to pencil the Hawkeyes into the 2016 national championship game, I do believe they are a lot better than anyone is giving them credit for right now.
Besides, the Hawkeyes are a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four road games against Wisconsin and a blistering 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall, not to mention the fact that the road team in this Big 12 series has gone 6-2 ATS in their last eight meetings.
With the Hawkeyes also going 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, I believe they are the right pick to get the upset ATS cover, while pushing the Badgers hard for the outright road win!