Wisconsin @ Iowa Week 8 Odds Guide & Picks

Posted by Daniel Saenz on July 19, 2016 in

Along with Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin should be the class of the Big Ten West this season. This year, Iowa gets to host the Badgers a year after winning the West and going undefeated until the Big Ten championship game. Can the Badgers turn the tables after taking a home loss against Iowa last year? To keep up with the upcoming odds for all NCAA football match ups, make sure to check out our college football betting portal.

How To Bet the Badgers @ Hawkeyes NCAA Football Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 (Time TBA)
Where: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
TV: TBA
Radio: Iowa and Wisconsin
Live Stream: TBA
NCAA Football Odds: Iowa (-4)

Why should you bet on the Wisconsin Badgers?

The Badgers are going to be a ferocious team on the ground. They have tailback Corey Clement, who could be in the Heisman chatter. They also have Dare Ogunbowale, who — if Clement hits 1,500 yards — could hit 1,000 yards on his own. Wisconsin will come into this game after taking on Ohio State at home, and the way that game goes could influence this matchup as well. If Wisconsin wins that big crossover game, they could bring a ton of momentum into their game against last year’s Big Ten West champs.

Why should you put your money on the Iowa Hawkeyes?

The Iowa scheme is one that focuses on ball management. The emphasis is on avoiding mistakes while keeping the chains moving. When the team needs a big play, it gets one. C.J. Beathard was a dependable quarterback in his first season, and he returns with seasoning under his belt. However, he will have to work in some new wide receivers around Matt VandeBerg. Akrum Wadley and LeShun Daniels are solid tailbacks, and they will have a good running game. The defense is good at stopping the run and frustrating passing attacks.

My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I didn’t pick Wisconsin to beat Ohio State at home, and I think that Iowa can still handle their run-first offense. I’m predicting a 24-14 Hawkeye win.