Wisconsin Vs Iowa Betting Predictions

Wisconsin Vs Iowa Betting Predictions

Wisconsin Vs Iowa Betting Predictions

Wisconsin travels to Iowa fresh off of putting a beat down on Nebraska in an important Big Ten game. Although Iowa has no shot at playing in the Big Ten Championship, Wisconsin does. A victory over Iowa is a must if Wisconsin wishes to play for a shot at the Big Ten title.

Iowa is playing for respect. That could mean a lot for a team that has had some difficulty this season.

No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers at Iowa Hawkeyes
When:  Saturday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 pm ET
Where:  Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
Betting Line: Wisconsin -9.5

Analyzing My Wisconsin Vs Iowa Betting Predictions

Wisconsin really did a number on Nebraska in their last game, a 59 to 24 victory. The Badgers racked up 627 total yards including 581 rushing yards. Melvin Gordon, who should be the front runner for the Heisman Trophy after his performance versus the Cornhuskers, accounted for 408 of those 581 rushing yards. Gordon also scored 4 touchdowns.

Is Wisconsin in danger of a letdown after playing so well against Nebraska? That’s not likely. The Badgers average 493.2 yards per game. Most of those yards come via the rush, 351.2 per game, and Wisconsin scores 39 points per game on average. The Badgers defense is ranked first in all of college football in yards allowed. Wisconsin allows only 244 yards per game. Teams score only 15.3 points per game versus the Badgers.

Iowa just doesn’t look capable of keeping up with Wisconsin in this contest. The Hawkeyes only average 399.6 yards per game and Iowa scores only 28.1 points per contest. Defensively, Iowa has played well. The Hawkeyes give up an average of 324.6 yards per contest and opponents score only 22.5 points per game versus Iowa’s decent defense.

The problem with Iowa is predicting which team will show up. Will it be the one that beat Northwestern 48 to 7 as a -3 point home favorite? Or, will it be the team that lost 14 to 51 to Minnesota?

The trends imply that it could be the team that lost 14 to 51 to Minnesota. Even though Iowa is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last 4 home games versus a team with a winning road record and they’re 5 and 2 against the spread in their last 7 conference games, the Hawkeyes are also 9 and 19 against the spread in their last 28 games following a straight up win and 2 and 5 ATS in their last 7 home games. Wisconsin is 6 and 2 against the spread in their last 8 games in November, 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 games following an ATS win and 4 and 0 against the spread in their last 4 conference games.

Iowa can play tough once in a while, but Wisconsin just looks like they’re on a different level than the Hawkeyes right now. The Badgers were exceptional against Nebraska, who is supposedly a better team than Iowa. It’s highly unlikely that Wisconsin suffers any let down. This is especially true regarding Melvin Gordon who could very well rush for over 200 yards yet again.

Wisconsin is playing too well for Iowa to keep this one close. The Badgers should roll on Saturday.

Betting Prediction: Wisconsin will cover the spread.