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Illinois vs Wisconsin Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

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Illinois vs Wisconsin prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Illinois vs Wisconsin Week 5 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Illinois Fighting Illini (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Camp Randall Stadium — Madison, WI
Coverage: Big Ten Network

Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big Ten battle between the Illinois Fighting Illini and Wisconsin Badgers.

The Badgers shut out the Illini last year, 24-0, and held the Illini under 70 total yards. Illinois won five games last season, but the Fighting Illini are improved under second-year coach Bret Bielema--the former Badgers head coach.

Illinois vs Wisconsin Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ILL: (+225) | WISC: (-280)
Spread: ILL: +7 (-110) | WISC: -7 (-110)
Total: 42.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Wisconsin is a -7 point spread favorite and -280 on the moneyline at home. The total is well below the average over/under for a college football game at 42.5 points.

Illinois vs Wisconsin Prediction & Pick

Illinois suffered their only loss of the season at Indiana, 23-20, back on Sept. 2 in a game they could have easily won. The last three Illinois games have stayed under the total as the Illini defense has been stout, holding Virginia to 259 yards in a 24-3 win and FCS Chattanooga to 143 yards in a 31-0 shutout.

The Illinois secondary and pass defense has been a real strength, and now the Illini defense will load the box to slow a Badgers ground assault averaging 208 rushing yards per game. But Illinois has run the ball better, averaging 225 rushing yards per game against three FBS opponents, and Wisconsin was just run over at the point of attack by Ohio State. The Badgers allowed 253 rushing yards on 43 carries along with 281 passing yards and 5 touchdowns against the Buckeyes.

Final Score Prediction: Illinois: 24 | Wisconsin 20

Illinois vs Wisconsin Betting Trends

- Illinois is 1-11 straight up (SU) in their last 12 games vs Wisconsin
- Illinois is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone Under in 11 of Illinois' last 14 games.
- Wisconsin is 7-1 SU in their last 7 home games, and 8-0 vs Illinois at home.
- Wisconsin is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

Illinois vs Wisconsin Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Badgers are coming off a 52-21 blowout loss at Ohio State as a 19-point underdog, and now return home as a TD favorite. Having already lost on this field to the other Power 5 team on their schedule (Washington State), it's tough to get behind Wisconsin with some holes to fill on defense against a much improved Illinois team that has allowed just 32 points through four games.

The Fighting Illini should have success running the ball and look capable of breaking through against a Badgers team that has dominated this series but remains overvalued.

Bet: Illinois +7 (-110) and moneyline (+225)

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