Free Week 1 Prediction: Aggies vs Badgers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Utah State Aggies vs. Wisconsin Badgers (0-0)
Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 9:00 pm EST
Venue: Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wisconsin
NCAA Football Spread: Wisconsin -28.5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Utah State is looking to change direction after back to back losing seasons. They won 10 games in 2014 but just 9 games in 2015 and 2016 combined. I am not sure Matt Wells can survive a continuation of the recent trend.
This is a typical Wisconsin team.
They are probably not a playoff threat but it would be a surprise if they lose more than a couple of games and are the favourite to represent the West Division in the B10 title game.
Utah State Aggies
The Aggies might be improved overall this season but I am not expecting to see a lot of that in the opener.
Last year they really struggled to score and Wisconsin is always one of the saltier defense anywhere in the country.
Utah State has experience at the skill positions (it seems like QB Kent Myers has been there forever) but the offensive line is really green. If Myers is running for his life all game this one will be over quickly.
This is a rare low profile kind of game that will be played at night.
That is not going to help the Aggies which will be walking into the proverbial hornet’s nest kind of environment. Surviving the first half could be considered a victory.
Wisconsin won 11 games and made it to the B10 title game but should probably be better this season.
The schedule looks really good and with a ton of experience coming back they could easily run the table during the regular season.
When you think of Badger football you think running and offensive line and they have all 5 starters returning up front.
The running game was not elite last year but it might be this season. Better quarterback play will help and Alex Hornibrook is no longer a freshman.
The Badgers only yielded 15ppg last season and will be replacing a number of players that are now playing on Sundays.
They still have a lot of experience returning and they are going to make it very difficult for the Aggies to get anything going.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Aggies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Aggies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.
- Aggies are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
- Under is 6-1 in Badgers last 7 non-conference games.
- Under is 5-1 in Badgers last 6 games in September.
- Over is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 games overall.
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I think you have to take the chalk in this one and they oddsmakers throw that extra point in there just to make you pause. Utah State is not an FCS school but they are likely to get beat up in this one.
I don’t see where they will be able to have some success.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Wisconsin -28
The Badgers have a great chances to have a special season and this will just be a warm up. It is not normally in their DNA to just bludgeon opponents but I think this is a good spot for a really big, easy win.
Three times they were favourites of 20 or more points last season and they were 3-1 ATS in those game. The lone ATS loss was a non-conference game though.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Wisconsin 45 – Utah State 9
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