NCAA football wagering expectations continue to grow for both teams as they head into conference play with plenty of college football betting online momentum.
Kickoff from Spartan Stadium is set for 3:30 PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling opened with Wisconsin as a 1.5 point favorite. The game will be telecast on ABC.
The Wisconsin Badgers have a record of 4-0 straight up but just 1-3 with the NCAA odds. The Badgers feature a powerhouse running game that is ranked 10th in the country and led by Heisman Trophy candidate John Clay, who has 501 yards and a 6.5 yards per carry average with 6 touchdowns so far this year.
Quarterback Scott Tolzien continues to be efficient and workmanlike with a 76% completion percentage and 10.1 yards per attempt with a 5/1 touchdown to interception ratio. His favorite target is Lance Kendricks who has 17 receptions and a 17.6 yards per catch average with 3 touchdowns. Wisky is a solid 16th in the country for total defense.
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-0 straight up and 2-2 with the NCAA football odds. Sparty came through with a 45-7 home win over Northern Colorado just one week after stealing a game from Notre Dame in a 34-31 home win that was clinched on an overtime fake field goal TD.
One hour after making the gutsy call head coach Mark Dantonio was in the hospital due to a mild heart attack. While he has been released and resting at home it is doubtful he will coach in this game. The Spartans are ranked 21st in the nation for total offense and ranked 31st overall for points allowed.
State’s 10th ranked rush defense will be a stern test for Clay and the big linemen that clear the way for him but the 97th ranked pass defense is a concern. Edwin Baker has been outstanding for MSU as he has 449 yards rushing and a 7.9 yards per carry average.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins has improved and is hitting on 67% of his passes with a 9.5 yards per attempt average and a 6/2 TD/INT ratio.
Wisconsin has covered 6 out of the last 9 NCAA football wagering matchups in this series and the last 7 matchups have failed to stay under the total.