Wisconsin Badgers vs Michigan State Spartans, Odds, Prediction, and Pick
If you want to talk about a big time college football match-up for this week, you can't get by without talking about the Wisconsin Badgers against the Michigan State Spartans. The Badgers come into this game with National Championship aspirations, and the Michigan State Spartans have surprised quite a few people this year with their current ranking of 15th in the country. The Spartans are currently 5-1 overall, and 2-0 in the Big Ten. The Badgers on the other hand have been amazing this year, as they are currently 6-0 overall, and 2-0 in the conference. This game is set to kick off at 8:00pm EST on Saturday night.
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Wisconsin has been fueled by their excellent running game from Montee Ball and James White, but also from quarterback Russell Wilson, who transferred to the Badgers from the NC State Wolfpack. Ball has an incredible 16 touchdowns through only six games, and has averaged 107.8 yards per game this year. Wilson on the other hand has been an exceptional leader for the Badgers, as he has a current QB rating of 210.9, and has completed 74.2 percent of his passes. On top of that, he has thrown for 1,557 yards, and has 14 touchdowns with only one interception.
The Spartans have played excellent well rounded football, with their offense playing strong and fairly mistake free football; and their defense making big plays when needed. This team has only had one loss this year, and that was a tough 31-13 road loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend. This match-up between the Badgers and the Spartans is setting up to be one of the best games not only of the weekend, but potentially of the whole season.
» Odds and Sports Betting Line
- Wisconsin Badgers: -7.5
- Michigan State Spartans: +7.5
» Free Prediction
What is there to say about the Wisconsin Badgers this year? They have dominated in games where most people felt that it could be the end of their undefeated season, and even more impressive about their start is how well their defense has played. The Badgers have given up 17 points twice this year, 10 points once, and their other three games they have given up less than ten points. That is a very impressive stat overall, and incredibly impressive for a college football team. Their offense on the other hand, has scored more than 49 points in every game this season except for one, and the one that they didn't was a 35-0 shut out against Oregon State. Basically what I'm getting at here is that I love the Badgers to win this one in a big way, and keep the undefeated season going.
Prediction: Wisconsin Badgers- 42 Michigan State Spartans- 21
» Free Pick
Not only is it tough to bet against the numbers, but it's also tough to bet against overall talent. The Badgers are one of the most talented teams in the country, and they could very well be on their way to winning a National Championship this year. I like the combination of Russell Wilson and Montee Ball to dominate this Spartans defense and pull out a nice road win for the 4th ranked Badgers. I'm picking the Wisconsin Badgers to win and get the cover of the 7.5 points here.
Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -7.5