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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Preview – Point Spread Pick

Time: 3:30 PM EST Saturday October 12, 2013, ABC

The Wisconsin Badgers host the 19th ranked Northwestern Wildcats in a Big 10 match up.

In their last games Wisconsin lost to Ohio State 31-24 and Northwestern also lost to Ohio State 40-30.

The Badgers should be rested for this game, as they had a bye last week.

Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 home games against Northwestern.

In the last 4 games between these 2 Big 10 teams the total has gone Over 4 times.

These 2 teams have not faced each other since the 2010 season when the Badgers crushed the Wildcats 70-23.

This season Wisconsin is 3-0 at home and Northwestern is 1-0 on the road.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Wisconsin -10.5
Over/Under Total Line: 57

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Northwestern Wildcats: 4-1 SU 2-3 ATS
Wisconsin Badgers: 3-2 SU 4-0-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• NW is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
• NW is 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
• NW has an Over record of 7-3 in their last 10 road games.
• WISC is 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
• WISC is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 conference games.
• WISC has an Over record of 11-5 in their last 16 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Northwestern: 75.83
Wisconsin: 83.90

Key Player Injuries

WISCONSIN
[WR/KR] 10/06/2013 – Kenzel Doe doubtful Saturday vs. Northwestern ( Hamstring )
[C] 10/06/2013 – Dallas Lewallen “?” Saturday vs. Northwestern ( Knee )
[WR] 10/06/2013 – Jeff Duckworth “?” Saturday vs. Northwestern ( Hamstring )
[CB] 10/06/2013 – T.J. Reynard “?” Saturday vs. Northwestern ( Undisclosed )
[DL] 09/20/2013 – Jake Keefer out for season ( Knee )
[TE] 09/30/2013 – Jacob Pedersen probable Saturday vs. Northwestern ( Undisclosed )
(!)[RB] 09/30/2013 – Melvin Gordon probable Saturday vs. Northwestern ( Leg )

NORTHWESTERN
[DB] 09/02/2013 – Daniel Jones out for season ( Knee )
[DT] 10/06/2013 – Sean McEvilly “?” Saturday vs. Wisconsin ( Lower Body )

Next Game
Northwestern vs. Minnesota
Wisconsin @ Illinois

Point Spread Selection : Both of these teams are coming off of a loss to Ohio State. The difference is that Wisconsin has had an extra week to lick their wounds. The Badgers do get back top RB Melvin Gordon who did get hurt vs. the Buckeyes. Look for Wisconsin to be the more focused team and with the home field and the return of Gordon we feel comfortable laying the big number. Take the Wisconsin Badgers -10.5 at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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