Free NCAA Football Prediction: Wolverines vs. Badgers Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 5
(4-0) Michigan Wolverines vs. Wisconsin Badgers (1-2)
Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Wolverines +2, Badgers -2
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Wolverines +105 Badgers -125
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 43.5
Two Big Ten teams will be going at it on Saturday when the Michigan Wolverines visit the Wisconsin Badgers.
Michigan is coming off a close win, while the Badgers are coming off a blowout loss.
Wisconsin started off as a 4.5 point favorite, but that number has now dropped to 2. Most totals I have seen are at 43.5.
Michigan has definitely proven some people wrong thus far. I do not think many had them starting off the year 4-0.
After playing some weaker teams in previous weeks, there was no doubt that the Wolverines got tested in their 20-13 victory over Rutgers a week ago. Michigan was a 20 point favorite in that game and they clearly did not come close to covering that.
Cade McNamara went 9/16 for 163 yards and no touchdowns. The Rutgers defense did a good job of containing him. They also did a good job of slowing down the running game, which had been absolutely tearing it up early on. They managed to run for just 112 yards on Saturday.
The defense for this team continues to be good. The most points they have allowed all year actually took place in that game against Rutgers. They will have no easy task when going against that Wisconsin offense, even though they have not been great this year on that side of the ball.
The Badgers have been a very disappointing team so far in 2021. They have just not been able to click as a team yet.
Wisconsin was a 6.5 point favorite against Notre Dame last week and they got crushed 41-13. It will be interesting to see how they bounce back this week.
Graham Mertz was terrible a week ago. He was 18/41 with 4 interceptions. He will have to be much cleaner in this one if they have any shot at knocking off the Wolverines.
The running game got held in check by that stout Notre Dame defense. They only ran for 74 yards. The leading receiver for the Badgers was Kendric Pryor, who had 6 catches for 69 yards.
Although it may seem like the defense was the issue last week, it was not. They held the Fighting Irish to only 3 rushing yards on the day. What made the game get so out of hand was the kickoff return and two pick-sixes. The 41-13 final score is a little misleading.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Michigan is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone under in 4 of Michigan’s last 5 games.
- Michigan is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games played in week 5.
- Wisconsin is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone under in 6 of Wisconsin’s last 8 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of Wisconsin’s last 6 games played in October.
- Wisconsin is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 5.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
I like Michigan to cover as 2 point underdogs here.
4* Free Week 5 NCAA Betting Pick: Michigan +2
Wisconsin once again proved that they are not a great team as a favorite. They were nearly a touchdown favorite against Notre Dame and they got crushed. After that, I was a little surprised that they were favored in this one. I do not feel very good about them covering this at all. Michigan is the better team and they have more weapons on their squad. I still feel the Badgers can contain the Michigan offense, but I have questions about how their offense will generate points against Michigan. Give me the Wolverines at +2 here.
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