Free Week 4 Prediction: Badgers vs Hawkeyes Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 4
(2-1) Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0)
Date: Saturday, September 22nd 2018
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Venue: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Badgers -3
NCAA Betting Total: 43.5
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The Big Ten had a bad week last week with one of the more surprising games a loss by the Badgers in Madison. We do not see that very often and hardly ever against upstarts like BYU – though maybe the Cougars are sort of back.
The loss was not in conference so this is a big game between what are probably the top two teams in the Big Ten West. Iowa would really put some pressure on if they get the home victory.
The loss last week but into focus the fact that among the stronger programs Wisconsin is light in the quarterback department. I am not pinning the loss on him but his interception was the lone turnover in the game for either team and he just doesn’t come through the way others do.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is going to challenge the 1900+ yards he put up as a freshman. He is already over 500 on the season and with the best offensive line in college football in front of him he is a monster.
The Badger defense rarely gets pushed around but they gave up almost 200 yards on the ground to BYU. They were better against the pass but they have not been as sharp this season.
The Iowa program is always pretty steady. They may have gotten off to a 3-0 start but nobody is going crazy and saying this team is bound for the playoffs. This is their fist real test and they have still not played on the road.
Iowa want to be a pitching and defense kind of team but their best weapon is experienced quarterback Nate Stanley. He is probably underrated nationally and they can put more on him in terms of winning instead of managing.
Through three games the defense has been dynamite. They are second in yards allowed and fourth against the run averaging just 64ypg allowed. If they can keep Wisconsin to just double that it will be impressive.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- WIS are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- IOWA are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Under is 8-3 in IOWA last 11 home games.
- Road team is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Pick
If you are still a Badger believer than this line is a gift. I see it as a very real possibility that the Badgers come into Kinnick and just dominate. A second loss seems unlikely.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Wisconsin -3
The game is at night and the Hawkeyes fans will be at full throat but as long as the Badgers stick to their strengths they should be able to grind out a pretty easy win to get them back on track.
I think Wisconsin dominates this one from start to finish so I might even look to go ATS and first half ATS which should be really small. That’s two winners for the price of one.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: Wisconsin 33 – Iowa 13
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