Illinois State vs Wisconsin Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 1 Game on FanDuel (Sept 3)

Devon Platana
Illinois State vs. Wisconsin prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Illinois State vs Wisconsin Week 1 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Illinois State Redbirds (0-0, 0-0) vs. No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers (0-0, 0-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Camp Randall Stadium — Madison, WI
Coverage: FS1

Week 1 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the Illinois State Redbirds and No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers. The 2021 season was a disaster for the Redbirds, who went an abysmal 2-6 against the MVFC in addition to going 4-7 overall. While Illinois State won its opener against Butler a year ago, things will be much tougher against Wisconsin.

Speaking of which, the Badgers look to build on last year's success. While a 9-4 record (6-3 vs. Big Ten) wasn't anything eye-popping, Wisconsin did end its schedule on a high note, walking out of the Las Vegas Bowl with a 20-13 victory over Arizona State.

Illinois State vs Wisconsin Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook and will be updated when available.
Moneyline: ILST: (TBD) | WISC: (TBD)
Spread: ILST: +36.5 (-106) | WISC: -36.5 (114)
Total: 42.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Illinois State vs Wisconsin Prediction & Pick

This upcoming matchup is just one of many Week 1 mismatches. While the odds aren't available quite yet, it isn't hard to imagine Wisconsin being heavily favored over an MVFC school like Illinois State. After all, there's a reason why Wisconsin only surrendered 16.2 points per game (No. 3) while competing in the Big Ten last fall.

Illinois State hasn't exactly performed well lately against Wisconsin's conference, going 1-7 straight up against their last eight Big Ten performances. With the Badgers also winning 17 of their last 20 games played in September as well, there really isn't a reason to like the Redbirds' chances.

Final Score Prediction: Wisconsin: 35 | Illinois State: 10

Illinois State vs Wisconsin Betting Trends

- Illinois State is 5-15 straight up in its last 20 games.
- Wisconsin is 8-1 straight up in its last nine games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Illinois State's last six road games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Wisconsin's last five Week 1 matchups.

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