Illinois at Wisconsin 10/1/22 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date & Time: 10/1/2022, 4:00 PM UTC
Location: Camp Randall Stadium
Address: Madison, WI
Latest Odds: WIS -7 ; O/U 43.5

The Illinois Fighting Illini visit Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday to play the Wisconsin Badgers. Illinois improved to 3-1 following its 31-0 victory over the Chattanooga Mocs on Saturday. Chase Brown rushed for 108 yards and one touchdown and became the first running back for Illinois to rush for 100-plus yards in five consecutive games. Illinois’ defense held Chattanooga to 142 yards of total offense.

Tommy DeVito has passed for 951 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions, while the leading rusher for Illinois is Chase Brown with 604 yards and three touchdowns. Isaiah Williams is the leading receiver with 260 yards and two touchdown receptions. On defense, Jer’Zhan Newton is the leading tackler with 21. Illinois has 10 quarterback sacks and six interceptions.

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Wisconsin dropped to 2-2 following its 51-21 loss on the road Saturday to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Wisconsin was held to 296 yards of total offense, while the Badgers’ gave up 539 yards of total offense to Ohio State. Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz passed for 94 yards with one touchdown and one interception while running back Braelon Allen rushed for 165 yards and one touchdown.

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz has passed for 791 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. The leading rusher is Braelon Allen with 497 yards and six touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Skyler Bell with 201 yards and two touchdown receptions. On defense, linebacker Maema Njongmeta is the leading tackler with 28. Wisconsin has seven quarterback sacks and eight interceptions.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Illinois is 6-1 ATS in its last 7
  • The UNDER has cashed in 11 of the Fighting Illini’s last 14
  • Wisconsin is 2-5 ATS in its last 7
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Badgers last 6
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Free NCAA Football Pick: Under 43.5

Illinois and Wisconsin are two defensive-minded squads and therefore the play here is UNDER. Illinois is allowing an average of only 8.0 points per game and Wisconsin is allowing an average of just 19.0 points per game. The Fighting Illini are holding opponents to an average of only 87.3 yards on the ground per game and that's Wisconsin's strength and therefore the Badgers will have a hard time moving the ball on a regular basis. The UNDER has cashed in 11 of Illinois’ last 14 as well as in four of Wisconsin's last six. Final Score Prediction, Wisconsin Badgers win but our best play is UNDER 21-17.

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